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.
One or two films are selected for screening 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.
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 Greer Valley:
Greer Valley is a PhD candidate in Art Historical Studies at Michaelis School of Fine Art and a fellow at the Archive and Public Culture Initiative at the University of Cape Town. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from UCT and master’s degree in Visual Art from Stellenbosch University and has experience in the Architecture and Design industries in South Africa, the Netherlands and the UK. Her current research and practice interests include curatorial interventions in institutions and exhibition spaces focused on remembering South Africa’s past. She is a director on the board of the Africa South Arts Initiative (ASAI).