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30 March - 30 March 2019

1:00PM - 3:00PM

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Location: Scheryn Collection Arena, level 0

Fashion Films Season II: Hybridity and the Blurring of Boundaries

Join us for our monthly Fashion Films Season II screenings and discussions, which aim to contribute towards a fashion-rich programme at Zeitz MOCAA that speaks to diverse creative practices that include film, music, fashion, video, styling, digital media, and more.

The second season of our Fashion Films programme seeks to foreground the notion of hybridity as expressed in the work of creatives, filmmakers and fashion designers in their exploration of local/global, past/future, real/virtual, animal/human, and more binaries, presenting not only a blurring of these boundaries but new ways of negotiating hybridities.

Two films are selected to be screened and form the focus of each panel discussion. This screening will feature Daniel Obasi’s Vlisco-funded fashion film, An Alien in Town (2018), a work that is part of the Zeitz MOCAA exhibition, Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday. The panel discussion looks at the role of fashion film in the construction and negotiation of future identities, as a platform for hybrid African reimaginations of self.  

Please note that this event is free with museum admission or Zeitz MOCAA Membership and RSVP is essential. Click here to secure your seat.

About Rae Human:
Rae Human had spent a number of years working with and in social purpose organisations such as Ikamva Youth, Desmond Tutu Foundation and Bertha Movie House with a Screenwriting BA from the University of Cape Town pursuing ways to connect her love for film and social justice. During that time, she had gone on to produce her own content, as well as collaborations with students and people from her community. She currently lectures at City Varsity in Visual Literacy and Communication, seeking to address representation and space within private education.

About Mary Corrigall:
Award-winning journalist and art critic, Mary Corrigall has been closely observing and commentating on the contemporary African art scene for over 15 years, contributing to print media, art catalogues, documentaries, news reports, art ‘crawls’ and art talks. Her in-depth art report publications shed light on evolving contemporary African art ecosystems. This follows six years as Research Fellow at The Research Centre for Visual Identities in Art and Design at the University of Johannesburg.

About Lizette Chimrie:
Mozambican, Lizette Chimrie creates large scale textile-driven collage works on canvas. Her work consisting largely of abstract forms made from so-called African prints as evocations of her identity-responsive practice, as she refashions her self-image. Her work is guided by water, the feminine, and a combination of happiness and sadness.

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