Becoming Visible

African Short

Screens with

Zhalanash – Empty Shore
A portrait of this once flourishing area where fishing boats now rot in the dusty desert and time itself seems to have stopped flowing for those who still live there.

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ECO-FOCUS

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.

Cape Town
Labia 1
Wed 6 June / 8.30pm
Johannesburg
Bio
Mon 4 June / 8.45pm
Director(s):
Janet Solomon
Country:
South Africa
Year:
2018
Duration:
33 minutes

Guests

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.