Zara Julius is an interdisciplinary social practice artist, researcher and vinyl selector based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is also the founder of Pan-African creative research and cultural storytelling agency, KONJO. With a background in anthropology, religious studies and photography, her work is concerned with the relationship between performativity, frequency, concealment and fugitivity in the settler (post) colony. Working with sound, video, performance and object based installation, Zara Julius’ practice involves the collection, selection, and creation of archives through extensive research projects. The bulk of Zara’s projects have focused on the performance of sonic, spiritual and oceanic mobilities of rapture and socio-political rupture across the (post)colony, and on (post)apartheid narratives around race, place and music as they pertain to intimate archiving practices as sites of refusal. She holds a BAHons in social anthropology from the University of Cape Town and a MAFA in Fine Art from the University of the Witwatersrand, both with distinction.
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