A zine project highlighting how South African Soccer, has a big place in our popular culture and for many black people, it symbolizes success and has uplifted many individuals from various townships.
Bambatha Jones set out to Zuurbekom to document their annual early year gathering. The aim of the journal is to create updated documentation of African customs as a means of awareness and education.
A collaborative zine project between Bambatha Jones and Lwazi Madonsela. This zine was inspired by a lack of sincere African heritage and aesthetic being integrated into the Western products and ways of life that South Africans have adopted.
Set against the back drop of late night downtown Johannesburg. TSA reflects on his experiences and perspective of city life as a student, artist and entrepreneur.
After a year of online collaborations and activations with Woolworths in 2017. Johannesburg born photographer Bambatha Jones featured in the Edition by Woolworths Autumn/ Winter ’18 Campaign.
Uptown Hillbrow is an artist portrayal editorial styled by Johannesburg born artist Beezi Flybynyt. Shot in the notorious district of Hillbrow. The editorial interconnects the relevance of artist interpretation in this age of influx, and the rise of the “me-too” product.
It highlights the complexities of being a new media artist and interrogates whether new media art actually exists. Subsequently the environment it’s shot in represents the crowded market share in the creative industry, as we know it. The hi-jacking of buildings is a common occurrence in downtown Johannesburg. Gangs take over buildings, chasing security out and putting themselves in charge, claiming rent.
Making reference to the 2008 gangster flick, Jerusalema. Andile Phewa depicts Bambatha Jones as an anti-hero taking an unflinching look into the monotony; exploitation and the transgressions faced by those looking to survive in the increasingly suffocated arts and fashion industry.
Moeletse Edwin Ntshere otherwise known as Exkho Alvarez (stylized Exkho ∆LV∆REZ) is a Ga-Rankuwa born hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer. Inspired by the likes of Eminem, HHP, J Dilla, Hugh Masekela, Fela Kuti, Kendrick Lamar, and Pete Rock. The Pretoria based Producer brings us a second installment to his 528Hertz tape series titled “Love Hertz”.
“For me to create any 528Hertz I had to draw my influence from the whole concept of “Love”. Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection (“I love my mother”) to pleasure (“I loved that meal”). So now any relationship experience I have would some how be energy basis in building this project.”
I wanted anyone who’d listen to this project to feel or attach no other emotion but Love to the silhouette environment this project would create, in my mind I had this idea of creating songs on a sample rate of 528Hz that way the song in itself would be vibrating at the same wavelength/Frequency as “Love” just by listening to any song in the EP “Love” would automatically get triggered inside of you.