Afrovibes Talk: Liquid Traces

Afrovibes festival

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Single ticket: Talk Liquid Traces
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Delve into the connections between Africa and its diaspora, through liquid traces, decolonial thought and arts & culture. Join photographer Farren van Wyk and art historian Christl Wolfram as they unravel the intertwined narratives that span continents and centuries, exploring shared histories and identity through artistic expression. Let’s discover how art serves as a bridge between cultures and join us for an enlightening discussion that celebrates diversity within these roots.
Mixedness is my Mythology | credits: Farren van Wyk
About the speakers

Farren van Wyk (1993) is a South African and Dutch photographer and educator. She holds a BA Degree in Photography, an MA Degree in Cultural and visual Anthropology. Van Wyk is a member of the African Photojournalist Association with World Press Photo, Women Photograph and Black Women Photographers. Her work has been featured by the internationally based i-D, The Washington Post, Photo Vogue, Der Greif and The Times UK.

Christl Wolfram is an art history student at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) with a deep-rooted fascination for de-colonial theory within the art sector. Hailing from the culturally rich Suriname, she aspires to explore and illuminate the intricate interplay of colonial history and its profound impact on the identity of Caribbean communities. Her aim is to achieve a new Caribbean narrative that sheds light on the complexities of art, history, and identity. 

Julia-Beth Harris writes creative texts and performs them. With a background in Graphic and Fashion Design, her words embody a visual, multi-layered quality. Having identities on different continents, Southern Africa and Northern Europe, Julia-Beth’s work serves as a bridge between cultures, bringing together international communities with grace, intellect, and calmly commanding stage presence.

Giya Makondo-Wills is a British-South African documentary photographer based in the Netherlands. Her work concerns identity, race, colonisation, and stories of marginalised people. Her practice is driven by collaboration and challenging euro-centric visual culture. Since 2021 she’s lectured on the BA Photography at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. She runs guest workshops internationally and co-hosts live talk show ‘Fotodok book talks’.



Farren van WykPhotographer | Photo: Daan Muller
Christl WolframArt historian
Julia-Beth HarrisWriter, performer
Giya Makondo-WillsModerator