R E F L E C T Filmscreening + Performances
Film Shorts / Adia Trischler
6:30pm – 8pm
We know that film is broad. We know that the majority of seen and popularised filmmakers (across all genres of film) are made up of predominantly white men producing commercially accessible work.And every person, regardless of class, ethnicity, or culture has been granted the gift of inspiration.
I wanted, in this short showcase, to allow a small space in order to depict the breadth of contemporary film and what that means; to educate the audience in regards to breaking and expanding their expectations of what a movie or a video can be, and what independent female directors are bringing to the conversation. In this selection I chose to champion the quirky, the fantastical and surreal, as well as those brave enough to make work that is not always understood.
Performances, 8pm – 9pm
ABSTRACTION / Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe
Forced by the surrounding society the individual develops its identity at birth: name, surname, identity-forming assets which come from the individual’s history, its social background and its relationships in it. This totality forms the universal framework of the individual’s imposed identity.
Just like a caterpillar that wraps itself into its cocoon, a new, grotesque form appears – a reinvented, abstract and confused body that allows us to project our own interpretations onto.
Alley of his Majesty...BLACK SWAN / Mzamo Nondlwana
Alley of his* MAJESTY...BLACK SWAN explores ones identity through the lens of colonial gaze and cultural context using reference of a personal memory. Images keeps on reappearing, they reflect on the shift of time and they are built on archetypes. Repetition modifies the perception of movements itself and delivers different states. Within a combination of these state it arise as well the question of what is real.