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Monday, March 2, 2020


Art For Humanity on the DUT City Campus will host a film screening of Ifu Elimnyama: The Dark Cloud and interactive presentation by Russel Hlongwane on March 4, 2020.

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 on 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. 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.

The screening will take place on March 4, 2020, from 12h00 to 15h30 on the City Campus, Durban University of Technology. This will be followed by a Q&A session. Light lunch will be served.

For more information contact 031 373 6610.