Sight – a vertical journey

“I want to turn the spaces of scientific pursuit and presentation into a studio of co -production and personal exploration.” Naval Hill stands as a beacon above the Bloemfontein landscape. This hill and planetarium sits at the edge of a vast galaxy of mysteries, yet many at the foot of this hill are not part of the privileged discoveries and imaginings of distant places. Through a series of creative interventions, The Vertical Journey – a gesture both of looking up into the curiosities of space and down onto the realities of today’s challenges – present production experiments on Naval Hill, Boyden Observatory, and the neighbourhood below it, to tell personal stories and collective expressions. These are projected on the side of Naval Hill and in the planetarium during the time of the Festival.