From acclaimed Durban artist Solomon, this fascinating fusion of documentary and video art tells of the impact on local marine life by seismic exploration off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Projected on three screens simultaneously, the work is made all the more powerful by its idiosyncratic approach to documentary-making.
- Labia 1
- Wed 6 June / 8.30pm
- Mon 4 June / 8.45pm
Janet Solomon Director
It is the politics of nature representations and the limits of visualising the nonhuman that drives the work of artist / filmmaker Janet Solomon. Her documentary, Becoming Visible, foregrounds animal strandings as a way of thinking about the political impunity, the profit motive, and exaggerated scientific and quantitative approach in an age of ‘tough oil’ and heightened environmental risks.