Untethered MAGIC

A space that encourages growth and independence.

An unlearning and relearning space for process, life and art.

We are Untethered Magic. Our goal is to provide a supportive communal safe space for creatives, so they may focus on their processes. We strive to push forward research-based conceptual contemporary arts for the Global South. We continually seek out creatives open to the challenges of an environment that demands experimentation, cooperation and exchange.

Untethered Magic Founding Member Dennis Kiberu Visually Documenting CAD+SR De-Archive Residency in January 2020

We are a home for the
creative process

Our philosophy is based on clear mutual responsibility, experimentation, exchange and dialogue. Untethered Magic allows organised and sufficient time, space and resources so that creatives may reflect on process and practice. We provide opportunities to engage with context by connecting the local to the global and the chance for encounters with the unknown.

Alaaa... people say what about Untethered Magic?!

Untethered Magic is an autonomous space that fosters unfettered flows of ideas and ways of being. When I think about the space, I am reminded by the potential that it exhibits, of harnessing environments that are one with nature and the soil.

Sibonelo GumedeUrban Studies Researcher

When it comes to the Untethered Magic Residency, I got three words: Inspirational, Unconventional and Good Vibrations. Sometimes all you need is to elude the visual pollution around you, get absorbed in Untethered Magic and let it navigate you to your element as a creative.

Wakianda VirginiaArtist and Fashion Designer

Are you interested in dialogue and exchange in and for the Global South?

We want to establish dialogues around alternative pedagogies and creative peer-to-peer mentorships, as well as process and dissemination formats. The network is a system to define ways to generate productive forms of community, and to engage new possible visitors, through research, discourse, production, and presentation of contemporary art practice. 

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It's time to make process our priority. Give yourself the time to [email protected]*k up!

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