Mark O'Donovan

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(19**-19**) Qualified electrical engineer, performance artist and the founding director of the Odd Enjinears.




Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He foundedthe Odd Enjinears, an outfit that makes "music machines" - sculptures with an emphasis on motion that generates repeated sounds. In 1996, Donovan met Geert Jonkers, a Dutch percussionist with a strong interest in inventing musical gadgets and the two have collaborated on many projects. The core group puts together other teams of co-workers depending on the requirements of its various projects. This ensures constant evolution and opportunities for workshops and training. For the Mannenberg memorial, O'Donovan collaborated with Francois Venter, and he became a co-founder of the Performance Inititative.

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