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.
Director: Becoming Visible
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.