Interactions is an edited excerpt from filmmaker, writer and artist Aryan Kaganof’s new short film of the same name. Originating out of a commission by the Theater Institut Netherlands – which wanted a “film report” on a meeting of art professionals – Kaganof created a satire of bureaucracy, cultural administration and distorted power balances.
Featuring Ismail Mahomed, Malcolm Purkey and the usual suspects, and narrated by Mike van Graan, Interactions is a sly yet compassionate study, simultaneously engaged with both formal artistic innovation and social and political change.
Interactions: A Strategy of Difference and Repetition (South Africa 2012), was selected for this year’s 58th International Oberhausen Short Film Festival and will show at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa, July 1 and 5, 2012.
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Set in a future Kenya long after the Chinese have left, Lena Bergendahl, Jennifer Rainsford and Rut Karin Zettergren‘s new short film rejects the codified coloniser-colonised relationship and explores the possibilities of an emergent hybrid 21st century culture. This excerpt from their film offers a playful take on the effects of Chinese imperialism on the psyche of a people.
Applied Theories of Expanding Minds
Applied Theories of Expanding Minds was shot in Kenya in 2009 and emerged from the artistic research project You Look Like Milk, that took its starting point in a post-colonial discourse in which we examine how we create images of the Other.