Visual Awakening #ScreenYourImagination was the first screening hosted by IMSurreal Live and Artizens of Joburg at M Studio Community. This gathering brought together a community of young budding filmmakers with a shared passion for a whole new world of visuals. The night featured performances by Slabsta and Iindirhe, and facilitator’s Amogelang Lekwadu and Nthabeleng Masudubele kept the audience engaged.
As you walk into M Studio Communities showroom you are welcomed by eye capturing contemporary art, with Visuals projected onto the wall.
The programme started out with the screening of La Voyage by BlaqNWhyte Pictures, which follows the story of an upcoming Visual Artist Levoy Dlamini and his journey in the contemporary art world in South Africa’s Art Industry. This documentary sparked a conversation around the landscape of the business of art in South Africa. The second film Sophiatown was a student production led by Ray Manzana, the film is a coming of age story that follows a young man’s journey from rural life to urban locations, and the culture shock that follows.
The second half of the screening was opened by Creation produced by Onndisa Sengani, a sci-fi film that poses the question, Is love something that humans can create? The film challanges the technological era and its ability to manufacture human characteristics and emotions. The closing film was Mercy produced by King, It tells a story of a victim and a perpetrator in a post-apartheid South Africa in a fragile present day when the side-effects affect both parties differently.
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