Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Progressive Art Three-Day Residency in Johannesburg

Today we announced the participants for our first residency in Johannesburg, South Africa, taking place from 03 February to 05 February 2017. Having successfully premiered the Progressive Art film in Amsterdam, Johannesburg and Cape Town, the residency at Ants will be the final phase of the film’s tour. The residency will also showcase photography from the Progressive Art magazine edition with a pop-up shop of the Progressive Art capsule collection, alongside independent artists from South Africa and the United States.

Screenings of the Progressive Art film 

Following on the successful independent release of the Progressive Art film in 2016; the film will be screened during the three-day residency. Filmed during July 2015 across two European cities, Progressive Art is the second docu-feature film by Phsics Media. Further screening details will be communicated through Phsics Media’s Digital Timeless platform on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 

Amsterdam - 30 April 2016 

Johannesburg - 16 June 2016  

Cape Town - 09 August 2016 

Live performance by Thandi Ntuli 

The opening night will include a live performance by South African jazz musician Thandi Ntuli. The solo performance will feature new music from Thandi’s upcoming album Exiled that is due to be released in 2017, and music from her debut album The Offering.

Solo exhibition by Nia Keturah 

During the residency, a series of artwork by Washington D.C based artist Nia Keturah will be exhibited for the first time in South Africa. The selection of artwork will demonstrate how the world is viewed through the eyes of a progressive artist. The solo exhibition will also show new works by Nia Keturah.

Line-up for the residency 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Faith of Dreams tour: Progressive Art Amsterdam Screening

I just got back from what was probably one of the most gratifying trips of my life. In the six years of Phsics Media’s existence I never thought we’d get to a point where we’d be hosting our own events in places like Amsterdam. The flight from Cape Town to anywhere in the world takes a lot out of you. I arrived there on a Wednesday, which also happened to be the day of the Kings birthday, and was surprised by how welcoming the city is. I linked up with Joya Mooi for the first time and I got to learn about her more as a person. I then had to meet with the venue owners of the theater we were screening our film at. It was weird for me to attend a meeting that was set for 9pm. But I guess that’s what’s great with travelling; it opens your mind to how things are done elsewhere.

On event day, which was on a Saturday, I woke up having a panic attack. My friend Sanjeet was with me at the time and we weren’t in Amsterdam just on a social level, so we took event day to visit famous places around the city that we didn’t get to see. At about 5pm we took the Uber to the event venue, a ride which typically took 8 minutes from the hotel. But our Uber ride ended up taking nearly half an hour (we had scheduled a pre-screening at 5:30 to check any technical glitches) because of road closures. We get to the venue ten minutes before 6pm, and some of our guests were already in the theatre screening room. So we just did a one take check on the audio, visuals and lighting. Then Joya walks in, greets me with a warm smile and tells me to relax. I really did have to relax but things weren’t going exactly as I would have liked them to. So about 15 minutes in, we started with the screening. 

When we finished screening our film, people from the audience came up to me to tell me how inspired they were by our story Progressive Art. As a storyteller, that is the most gratifying feeling in the world! I don’t want to give much away, but we still have 3 more cities to go and I look forward to connecting with everyone. Amsterdam was amazing. See you soon - Tebs

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Progressive Art. The Film trailer

Earlier this past week we released the trailer for our second feature film called Progressive Art. Film is an important aspect of what we do because it allows us to carry out our thoughts and perspectives to be in-line with our print publication. People who think “print is dead” will probably need to spend time following what we’re doing at Phsics Media. The Progressive Art magazine issue, capsule collection, and feature film will make their premiere at four confirmed venues in 2016. As we showcase our works to our close community of friends and like-minded individuals from all around the world, we still have a long way to go as a media platform. Good content is hard to find these days. This is because the media industry has made itself the middleman for culture. At Phsics Media we’ve been able to remove that filter. We’ve effectively become a media that is a culture. And I like that. 

Joya Mooi has been such a pleasure to work with. She embodies progressive artistry on so many levels. Jared Soule was responsible for cutting and editing the trailer. The Progressive Art crewneck in this trailer was designed by Marco Oggian, and manufactured in Turkey by Nedret Eren. We try to add a touch of refinement in everything that we do. This is only the beginning of our journey and as long as we’re inspired, we will keep making good work. 

Progressive Art online release on Youtube.com/digitaltimeless

Chapter 1 – 19 June 2016

Chapter 2 – 20 December 2016


Filmed by Jared Soule

Creative Direction  by Tebogo Mohlahlana

Production by Phsics Media Films/Digitaltimeless