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Bloch @ University of Johannesburg

Save the date! – May 17 (Talk), May 17-19 (exhibition)

Preview Trackside Creative

Trackside Creative will be hosting a BLOCH PARTY on Friday, May 12. Trackside Creative is a space in Orlando West that serves as an artist studio/ live performance platform that has been in operation for the last four and a half years and boasts having hosted numerous diverse cultural events. The organization’s emphasis is on the community’s involvement in the arts where both young and old are equally engaged.

Musicians such as Sibusile Xaba, Projektah, The Unusual, L8 Antique, Men of the Past and DJs TrueJones and Kuttin’ Keith will connect in the spirit of contributing to the Bloch’s global character.
A print workshop involving the neighborhood’s youth lead by the After School Art Project (ASAP) will open up the festivities in the afternoon from 2 PM. Content generated will be structured around the Bloch narrative. Those who are young at heart are also welcome to participate. The evening program will include live music from Johannesburg’s favorite bands, and DJ-ing from Trackside’s choice selectors TrueJones and Kuttin’Keith. They keep you on your feet, stomping and gyrating all while the Bloch holds center stage

Date: Friday, May 12, afternoon – 02 am
Venue: Trackside Creative, 8364 Twala Street, Orlando West, Soweto, Gauteng
Phone: 011 056 9027, Cell: 081 889 1950, Email:


Dancing with the elephants

Bloch at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge in Oudtshoorn


Bloch arrived in Johannesburg

Welcome committee Gordon Froud (r) and Richard John Forbes (l) welcome Bloch (and Roger) at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture of the University of Johannesburg which will be Bloch’s home for the next 3 weeks. The Art school students will develop a work/intervention with Bloch.


Bloch in Karoo desert


Roadtrip to Johannesburg

Roger and Claudia taking off to Johannesburg (1600km).


Bloch Keeper South Africa

Claudia and Roger (far right) will be the Bloch caretaker for the next approx. four months, bringing Bloch to Johannesburg, Richmond, Outshoorn and many other places. They will organize, facilitate and curate events, help organising and documenting the journey – Stay tuned for more.


New old trailer

Finally, the original Trailer arrived in Cape Town (they forgot it in New York..!). Reloading and back with the old one which brought also through Europe, Asia an North America. – and back with the Swiss licence plate.


Back to Cape Town


Bloch at the Beach (Elands Bay)