In conversation: Carrie Mae Weems X Kudzanai Chiurai. Film premiere & live score: Kudzanai Chiurai’s We Live in Silence (duration 35mins)
Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiurai will be in conversation with acclaimed American artist Carrie Mae Weems, followed by a screening of Chiurai's 'We Live in Silence'. The film is the third and final part of a trilogy by Chiurai and is accompanied by a live score, performed by South African musicians. 'We Live in Silence' explores the impact of colonialism, formulating a critical response to what the artist terms ‘colonial futures’. The work also repositions the female role in recent struggle histories – recasting the lead character as a woman in the black liberation narrative to challenge the gender bias inherent to such narratives, which tend to pit a black male as the victim of colonisation and, hence, the liberator of the post-colony.
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