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Introducing GIRLS IN FILM South Africa

I am convinced that by visual means alone one can persuade the viewer to feel joy, to cry, to hate, to love, to experience agitation, to suffer. Everything depends on the passionate heart of the person who, through the eye of his camera, is the first viewer of the film. We must discover the visible…

‘CABIN FEVER’ | Ky Bxshxff’s directorial debut

Known for their prolific and expansive career as an editor, creative director, stylist & fashion editor, wordsmith & copywriter, and now filmmaker – Ky Bxshxff offers us a rare and precious moment of vulnerability within the fashion / creative industry through their directorial debut CABIN FEVER. The film depicts interchanging actors characterising “The Boy”. A…

‘Jozi Days’ | a dewy-lensed short music documentary

Jozi Days is described as a short music documentary by its director London based Tom Ringsby, shot in January of 2019 and documenting a week-long recording session of collaborations between various Johannesburg based artists in a temporary studio space. I find it difficult to locate a single word that succinctly describes what is encapsulated in…

‘GRANDmothers’ | a project by Anna Radchenko

I was thirty years old when I became a mother. This made me think about how in the USSR I would have been referred to as an “Old Mother” on my medical card. Which is crazy when you think about it. Childless women over the age of forty or fifty are often seen as purposeless…

Fred Clarke’s ‘Cognoscenti’ | a spectral range of questioning(s)

This past weekend I attended a walk-about at The Mixed Reality Workshop (TMRW) Gallery, for Fred Clarke’s solo exhibition titled Cognoscenti — and while I’ve engaged with the sonic fabulations Clarke magics into being with the music he produces under the moniker Mathroom, it was quite something else to experience his visual creations materialised through…

Investigating art in the domestic environment | Apartment X The Fourth

Living environments remain crucial sites of interrogation of our collective and individual cultural relationships to the daily realities of gender, race, privilege and propriety. The idea of house/home/shelter as both a right and a luxury collide as ambiguous entities grafted to the constant morph of capitalism and technology, commerce and spectacle. Even within the established…

Talia Ramkilawan explores tapestry as a medium for healing

Tapestry artist and Kutti Collective member Talia Ramkilawan‘s recent artwork captures seemingly ordinary everyday moments—creating a textured archive. At first the images of womxn depicted in her work were sourced from her imagination, but as her practice developed she found inspiration in photographs from her childhood or her friends. Contemporary scenes demonstrate her desire to…