Mobile filmmaking

This project entails further refining and developing the technological apparatus necessary for the creation of broad quality digital film media from a mobile source taking into cognizance the specific advantages that such a breakthrough would have for millions of previously disadvantaged South African citizens whose access to the “mainframe” of the digital grid is extremely limited.

South Africa is the country in Africa with the most developed mobile phone penetration and accordingly the potential for mobile phone generated narratives is immense.

Key phrases such as “local memory”, “indigenous knowledge” and “tactical media” will inform practice. The end result, a document derived entirely from local experience in the Cloetesville region; a film created by the marginalized utilizing state of the art mobile technology to centralize them in their own narrative.

Project leader(s):
  • Aryan Kaganof (Artist-in-residence)