Postcards to the Edge: A festival of South African video art

01 June - 26 June 2010

Curated by Jenny Stretton for the Irish Guth Gafa Film Festival, Postcards To The Edge is a collection of one-minute films by selected artists.

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Curated by Jenny Stretton for the Irish Guth Gafa Film Festival, Postcards To The Edge is a collection of one-minute films by artists Mlu Zondi, Greg Streak, Lliane Loots, Usha Seejarim, Dineo Bopape and Etienne Essey.

 

The artists were selected because of their wildly different backgrounds: a choreographer, a sculptor, painter, writer, installation artist; all were now to use film as a medium - each, inevitably had a different reaction to the brief. With her selection of films the curator examined similarities between Ireland and South Africa, and she writes that the issues explored by the films “are external signs, pointers to a deeper isolation of fractured identity as nations, as communities, and right back to the individual itself. This was the point of departure in the negotiations with the six artists, the struggle for identity that could inform a message, a postcard to the edge.”