Luh’ra is a Cape Town based acoustic soul singer-songwriter and recently played a live performance at studio Eleven Eleven. Launching her countrywide tour for her debut self-titled EP, joined by some of South Africa's young jazz luminaries. These are some images from the evening shot on film.
The Soft Machine is a quarterly, seasonal exhibition showcasing photographers whose work operates in the intersection of fashion, art and film.
Each exhibition is organised around the theme of the body, or “The Soft Machine”, and how it is used in fashion, film and art to construct culture, to comment on it, and create the narratives and ideals that shape the psycho-social identity of people in a given place - here in Cape Town, in South Africa and Africa at large.
What the project aims at is to promote relevant, self-conscious and original local photographic work in both a local and an international context, and to promote a culture of introspection and self-awareness around fashion, art and film.
As with the book by William S. Burroughs, from which The Soft Machine takes its name, the exhibitions are focused on how control mechanisms invade the body, how the body is used itself as a mechanism of control, and the associated issues of sexuality, sensuality and transience.
It is with this in mind that that the spring exhibition centers loosely on character, narrative and the transience of identity.
On 7 September 2018 we had the pleasure of hosting Nikola Vlok with her Burn & Taste album launch. It was an evening filled with good music, art, drinks and great people.
On the 28th of July we played host to the guys from OH OK Worldwide. They had clothing on sale, video games where played and DJ's kept the vibe going. It was a good Saturday spent with friends and a couple of drinks were consumed. We are looking forward to the next event later this month. So keep an eye out for more details and we hope to see all you there.
Sound In Sea is a solo exhibition by film photographer Willem van den Heever.
We have the pleasure of showing his work in our studio and it will be up for the month of August 2018. So for everyone that missed the launch night feel free to still swing round and come have a look.
We had the pleasure of hosting the first music video shoot at 11:11 for Cape Town artist GHiA. GHiA is a multidisciplinary artist. Her music is a compelling combination of alternate electronic sounds with live instrumentation. State of Being, is her inaugural solo EP featuring five originally written and produced songs.
Director & Editor - Barry De Villiers / Producers - Ferdinand Van Zyl & Jac Williams / Camera - Johan Nel / Lighting - Chris Knoetze & Shane Dewar / Art Direction - Jaco Loots / Make-Up, Hair & Styling - Nicola Loots / Choreographer - Elvina "Vee" Da Silva / Production Assistant - Philip Theron / Films Lights Supplied By Audio Pimps
A Man Makes A Picture Production In Collaboration With Roundabout
On the 23rd of June we played host to the guys from OH OK Worldwide. They had clothing on sale, video games where played and DJ's kept the vibe going. It was a good Saturday spent with friends and a couple of drinks were consumed. We are looking forward to the next event later this month. So keep an eye out for more details and we hope to see all you there.
On the 3rd of May 2018 Studio Eleven Eleven opened our doors to the public for the first time. We decided to also host a small exhibition with the launch. We have always wanted a space where we can work, show and collaborate with friends, fellow artist and creatives we admire. So we approached a couple of amazing people in the industry. With work from Black River Studios, Cape Film Supply, Dead Town, Chris Slabber, Dirk Steenkamp and Kleinjan Groenewald on show.
All the work will be up in Studio Eleven Eleven until Monday, 14 May 2018. So if you missed the launch and still want to come have a look, feel free to pop in and come say hello.