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Film Screen­ing – Be­com­ing Vis­i­ble by Janet Solomon

KZNSA will host the screen­ing of Janet Solomon’s film Be­com­ing Vis­i­ble. The film is a short mul­ti­screen en­vi­ron­men­tal doc­u­men­tary in­ves­ti­gat­ing the pol­i­tics of off­shore oil and gas as South Africa faces Ja­cob Zuma’s press­ing push for a “blue econ­omy”. It fo­cuses on a seis­mic sur­vey off the east coast of SA, which was ex­tended into the whale mi­gra­tion sea­son in July 2016. Artist and film­maker Janet Solomon 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. This three-screen in­stal­la­tion piece con­tin­ues Solomon’s aes­thetic of the im­age in­ter­rupted, us­ing it as a marker of an acute sense of ex­is­ten­tial un­ease as a cu­mu­lat­ing of lay­ers im­pede and in­trude upon each other and the sub­ject. Free en­trance, 6.30pm, KZNSA Gallery, Glen­wood

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