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Film screening of Ifu Elimnyama
March 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Film screening of Ifu Elimnyama: The Dark Cloud and interactive presentation by Russel Hlongwane
Ifu Elimnyama: The Dark Cloud is a trans-media project that spans the disciplines of film, performance and text by Russel Hlongwane (Durban). The work takes Zulu cosmology, folklore and systems of transcendence and places them within a digital framework. Ifu Elimnyama attempts to converge contrasting lineages of knowledge production (western and indigenous) through science, folklore, the digital and cosmology. The work centres around themes of Afro-pessimism, futurity, neo-capitalistic (African) states and invites an ontological approach to the digital culture. It currently exists as a narrative-led performance piece, an experimental film and critical text, with other iterations under production. The film was given the Jury Award at Sharjah Film Platform (SFP), in November 2019.
Russel Hlongwane is a cultural producer and creative industries consultant based in Durban, South Africa. His work is located at the intersection of Heritage/ Modernity and Culture/ Tradition as it applies to various disciplines of artistic practice. His said practice includes cultural research, creative producing, design, curatorship and the creative economy.
There will be a screening of the film, Ifu Elimnyama: The Dark Cloud, with an interactive presentation lead by Russel Hlongwane. This will be followed by a Q&A session.
Light lunch will be served.