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035.Katty Vandenberghe

Katty Vandenberghe

Katty Vandenberghe is a new media creative and educator. As a digital artist she has participated in numerous animation projects.

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Chris Diedericks
Fine Arts Cum Laude graduate from the University of Potchefstroom, Christiaan Diedericks has created an extensive body of work over the years. He went on to complete his Masters in Fine Arts with a practical Cum Laude at the University of Pretoria in 2000.

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Janine Lewis
Lecturer at the Tshwane University of Technology Department of Drama since 1995 to the present. Movement, Physical Theatre, Theatre for Empowerment; directs/devises Productions. Rural education and national and international projects. M Tech (Drama) Technikon Pretoria.

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WORKS
collaborative netart works by Katty Vandenberghe (RSA)

title
indigo boy
Visual blog and visual hacking.
a collaborative work with Chris Diedericks

year of production
Initiated October 2006 – current

used technology (software etc)
html formatting (Dreamweaver), quicktime videos (iMovie), pixel editing (Photoshop)

Enter the work

Chris Diedericks “I am fascinated by an interdisciplinary approach in my work and am always searching for new solutions – it forms an integral part of my personal creative process. I have failed my own creative process, and myself, if I merely regurgitate former imagery. I never want two shows to ‘look’ the same. I encountered Iron John by writer Robert Bly as an art student, and realised then already that the text will remain relevant in my life for many years to come. A vast majority of heterosexual men still battle the same gender issues today. Especially the issue of gender diversity. Iron John is however, aimed specifically at heterosexual men, another exclusion of gay men in a solid study about masculinity. I have decided to visually re-write Iron John for all men without exclusion or selective inclusion.” Cape Town, 2007.

katty vandenberghe “I pretty much stay hidden in the structural aspects of the work. I act as Chris’ blog and organise the navigational infrastructure. Every now and then I also act as visual hacker and play around with Chris’ images and the web page architecture. Chris is the one who speaks, I am the one who transmits – and every now and then I interrupt that transmission. In a sense Chris cuts and pastes images he collects from his world into visual artworks, and I cut and paste his work into code. It matters to me how the images are cut up into squares or strips as the pages download. Some of my animation games only run once as the image is downloading, so there is a good chance that you might miss it. My favourite download scenario is that of a good old slow dial-in connection via landline – then you really have time to observe and absorb the structure I put into the work. Of course, that wouldn’t work very well for the video clips, which require faster download speeds. All my website architecture is consciously directed at lower end access to technology, equipment and the internet.” Johannesburg, 2007.

collaborative netart works by Katty Vandenberghe (RSA)

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collaborative netart works by Katty Vandenberghe (RSA)

title
Anima/Animus, acts 1 – 10
An online performance using code, pixel and text.
a collaborative work with Janine Lewis

year of production
September 2005

used technology (software etc)
Html formatting and javascript animation (Dreamweaver). Pixel content (Photoshop).

Enter the work

Anima/Animus is an online digital performance experiment that grew out of a play performed in Cullinan, South Africa in 2005. Digital artist katty vandenberghe and performance artist Janine Lewis got together to collaborate on a web-based work that explores performance in code space.

Anima/Animus addresses issues of gender politics and the physical abuse of women by their male partners.

collaborative netart works by Katty Vandenberghe (RSA)