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ARTS AND CULTURE, art & artists tell a country's untold stories in a million different ways
135 minutes, DVD, , No Date. R140
A selection of twelve short documentary films from South Africa.

The films include:
"Dada the Dancing Swan", directed by Mduduzi Janda, about Sowetan-born dancer and artist Dada Masilo (14 minutes)
"Art from the Heart", directed by Neo Sefako, about botanical artist Sbonelo Chiliza (12 minutes)
"Magpies of Barrydale", directed by Tamsyn Reynolds, about Magpie, an arts collective making chandeliers out of recycled rubbish (8 minutes)
"Imaginary Maps", directed by Dowelani Nenzhele, about cartographic artist John Phalane (13 minutes)
"Places of Meaning", directed by Pumlani Veto, about artist Christine Dixie (13 minutes)
DESIGN INITIATIVES, Taxi Art Films 4
36 minutes, DVD, , 2009. R120
David Krut interviews two young Cape Town-based designers at the 2009 Design Indaba Expo.
Elizabeth Janse van Vuuren is the Creative Director of CHEW Magazine, a freely-downloadable digital publication dedicated to showcasing cutting-edge material from South Africa.
Wyers Marais is a student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He launched his own business, Weyers Marais Design, with two lamp designs that featured at the 2009 Design Indaba Expo.
PHOTOGRAPHY, telling stories across the barriers of politics, economics, culture and race
105 minutes, DVD, , No Date. R170
A selection of three short documentary films about South African photography and photographers.

The films are:
"Behind the Lens", directed by Liz Fish, about photographers who documented the struggle for democracy in South Africa(52 minutes)
"Life Framed", directed by Liz Fish, about Lindeka Qampi, a street photographer from Khayelitsha township outside Cape Town (25 minutes)
"Second Sight", directed by Minky Schlesinger, in which Santu Mofokeng, Guy Tillim, Jo Ratliffe, Mack Magagane and Paul Samuels speak about the ethics of photo journalism (28 minutes).
Anderson (I.) dir. PAUL DU TOIT, fighting with my weak hand
29 + 6 + 6 minutes running time, DVD, Cape Town, 2006. R150
The DVD comprises 3 films: "Paul du Toit, fighting with my weak hand", offering insight into the artist's mind and creative process, "Dieu Donné Papermill" (2005), which looks at the time Paul du Poit spent at this New York papermill "painting with paper" and "Forum Homini" (2005), which captures the artist working on his "The Purple Hominid" mural in the Cradle for Humankind.
Atlas (C.) dir. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, anything is possible
60 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R450
A documentary on William Kentridge, in which he discusses and demonstrates the importance of improvisation and play in his working process. He is filmed in his Johannesburg studio, at various galleries around the world, and especially backstage at New York's Metropolitan Opera as he develops, stages and directs Shostakovich's "The Nose", based on Gogol's story.
Azavedo (L.) dir. HANDS OF CLAY,
50 minutes running time, VHS, PAL, Maputo, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
Film about the renowned Mozambican ceramic artist, Reinata Sadimba, born in 1945.
Azevedo (L.) dir. FERRO EM BRASA, ver filme
47 minutes, DVD, , 2006. R450
A documentary on photographer and photojournalist Ricardo Rangel (1924-2009), commonly regarded as Mozambique's greatest contemporary photographer.

In Portuguese.
Boshoff (Willem) KYKAFRIKAANS, recital of selected optophonetic poems
57 minutes running time, looping DVD, signed by the artist, Johannesburg, 2007. R570
In collaboration with media production company, Wounded Buffalo, and Uncorp People (Andy Sherman, STOKI and James Macdonald) conceptual artist Willem Boshoff transformed his 1970s concrete poetry anthology, Kykafrikaans, into a sonic art production.
Cohn (L.) curator Sasol WAX ART AWARD, 2007
7 + 16 + 16 + 16 + 16 + 16 + 16 + 16 pp.+ 5 loose sheets, b/w & colour illus, boxed, (Johannesburg), 2007. OUT OF PRINT
"The finalists of the Sasol Wax Award 2007 explored wax in diverse ways, using it as part of the process, the medium and also the concept of their works".

The finalists were Wayne Barker, Usha Seejarim, Sue Williamson, Andrew Verster and Walter Oltmann, who won the award.

There is a 16 pp. catalogue on the work of each of the 5 finalists as well as a loose sheet depicting their work. There is also a booklet on Sasol's outreach programme which aims to take skills to communities and individuals who need them, while also educating people about the visual arts, and a booklet of views and reviews which includes messages from the executive director of the Sasol Wax Art Award, Carola Ross, and the curator, Les Cohn.
de Azevedo (L.) dir. MAOS DE BARRO,
50 minutes, DVD, , 2003. R450
A documentary on the Mozambican sculptor Reinata Sadimba.

Reinata Sadimba was born in 1945 in Nemu village in Cabo Del Gado, Mozambique. She was brought up in the traditional Makonde culture, which included making ceramic water vessels. In 1975 she started producing ceramic sculptures based on her dreams.

In Portuguese.
Dias (J.) curator "A WATSONGWANA", Falcao, 2 Exposição Individual
CD-Rom, Johannesburg, 2006. R195
A slide show of the paintings, drawings and sculptures by Falcao on exhibition at Movimento de Arte Contemporãneo de Moçambique, Maputo, 2006.

Includes an introduction by Jorge Dias and artist Falcao's biographical details in Portuguese.
du Toit (Y.) dir. TRETCHIKOFF, Red Jacket
45 minutes, DVD, , 1998. R230
A documentary on the life and work of Vladimir Trechikoff (1913-2006), one of the most commercially successful artists of all time. Born in Siberia, he lived in Cape Town from 1946 until his death at the age of 93. Features interviews with Beezy Bailey, Marilyn Martin, Jani Allen and Tretchikoff himself. Tretchikoff recalls his war-time lover and muse, Lenka, wearing a red jacket when he first met her.
du Toit (Y.) dir. TRETCHIKOFF UNLIMITED,
60 minutes, DVD, , 2012. R230
A documentary on the life and work of Vladimir Trechikoff (1913-2006), one of the most commercially successful artists of all time. Born in Siberia, he lived in Cape Town from 1946 until his death at the age of 93. This film is a reworking of "Red Jacket" and "The People's Painter" and includes new material.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Evenhuis (R.), Verhey (J.) & van der Bosch (E.) dir. MISS INTERPRETED, (Marlene Dumas)
63 minutes, DVD, , 1997. R450
A documentary on Marlene Dumas made in 1997. The film follows the artist's activities for a period of six months while she prepares for an exhibition, and provides insights into her work and ideas.

Marlene Dumas, born and raised in South Africa, has lived and worked in Amsterdam since 1976.
Fox (R.) dir SPIER CONTEMPORARY 2007, Taxi Art Films 2
54 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R120
Selected footage of some of the artists included in Spier Contemporary 2007, a curated exhibition organised by the Africa Centre and held in a temporary structure built out of shipping containers at the Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.

Featured on this DVD:
Andrew Putter and his singing portrait of Maria van Riebeek,
Andrzej Nowicki, whose paintings and drawings examine the role of interpretation in art,
Peter van Heerden, whose performance questions South African stereotypes, and
Mduduzi Nyembe, who breaks barriers between art forms through performance.
Also includes an interview with curator Clive van den Berg and director Fox's interview with the judges.

Fox (R.) dir. SPIER CONTEMPORARY 2007, Taxi Art Films 3
55 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R120
Selected footage of some of the artists included in Spier Contemporary 2007, a curated exhibition organised by the Africa Centre and held in a temporary structure built out of shipping containers at the Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.

Featured on this DVD:
Brett Bailey, whose performance piece shocked viewers with its pointed commentary on immigrants in South Africa,
Ruth Levin, with a performance that interrogates stereotypes of feminine identity,
Leila Anderson, who performs a work conceptualised by Peter van Heerden, and
Mwenya Kabwe, Chuma Sopotela and Kemang Wa Lehulere, whose collaborative performance is inspired by their interpretations of memory, loss and transition.
Also includes an interview with curator Clive van den Berg and director Fox's interview with the judges.
Gabassi (A.) dir. CERTAIN DOUBTS OF WILLIAM KENTRIDGE/ CERTAS DUVIAS DE WLLIAM KENTRIDGE,
51 minutes, DVD, , 2000. R750
In this documentary. filmed in Johannesburg and Brazil, William Kentridge talks about his work, his use of landscape and his characters, Felix Teitelbaum and Soho Bernstein. Also includes a 17 minute bonus feature on the setting up of the installation, "Screensaver", commissioned in 200 By Associação Cultural Videobrasil for the Contemporary African Art Show in São Paulo.
Music by Philip Miller.
In English and Portuguese.
Leibhammer (N.) et. al. curators DUNGAMANZI, stirring waters, Tsonga and Shangaan art from southern Africa
20 minutes, DVD, South Africa, (2007). R150
A film that accompanies the exhibition held at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Includes an interview with Billy Makhubele, a pioneer in the making of wire sculptures and a collector of rare beaded artworks and items of clothing of the Ndebele and Shangaan, many of which formed part of the exhibition. He is also a desinger of "mincekas" (traditional textile wraps). beaded by his three wives and children. Also features an interview with poet and publisher Vonani Bila, who discusses the culture and artwork of the Tsonga and Shangaan people.

The catalogue of the exhibition is also available @ R250
Lipman (B.) dir. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, the end of the beginning
29 minutes, VHS, PAL, Johannesburg, 1994. OUT OF PRINT
Beata Lipman interviews William Kentridge and has him explain the technique of his film making with clips from his film, "Johannesburg 2nd Greatest City after Paris". Also includes excerpts from other films and the theatre piece, "Woyzeck on the Highveld". The film, "Felix in Exile", is included complete.
Meyburgh (C.) dir. KENTRIDGE & DUMAS, in conversation
71 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R260
Marlene Dumas and William Kentridge discuss their work, their studio practice, and their inspirations. Includes footage of the artists in their studios.
Miller (P.) comp. MUSIC FOR THE FILMS OF WILLIAM KENTRIDGE,
CD, 69 minutes running time, Johannesburg, 1999. R125
Philip Miller was born in London in 1964 and grew up in Cape Town.
The CD contains his scores for William Kentridge's animated films "Memo", "Felix in Exile", "Hotel", "Weighing...and Wanting" and "Stereoscope". Also includes edited extracts of a radio interview with Kentridge and Miller by Mary Rörich", broadcast in 1998.


Noronha (I.) dir. NGWENYA, o crocodilo/ the crocodile
90 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R750
A documentary on Mozambican painter Malangatana Ngwenya. The film focuses on his strong sense of connection to the people of his home village, to the ancestors and to the spirit world, and how this is reflected in his art.

In Portuguese, with English or French subtitles.
Redelinghuys (M.) dir. ALL ABOUT ART, The Brett Kebble Art Awards 2004
approx. 50 minutes, 2 x DVD, , 2004. R280
A documentary on the 2004 Brett Kebble Art Awards, from the submission of artworks, through the selection process, to the final exhibition and awards ceremony. The film includes interviews with Brett Kebble, the controversial mining magnate who died in 2005, and with curator Clive van den Berg and members of his team, as well as footage of some of the finalists and their work.

The second DVD includes information on the history of the awards, footage of the winning artworks, and additional artist profiles.

Artists featured include Marco Cianfanelli, Phillip Rikhotso, Jay Pather, Tanya Poole, Keiskamma Art Project, Nathaniel Stern, Sue Williamson, Jean Brundit, Lara Foot Newton and Gerhard Marx.
Saayman (L.) & Ross (L.) dir. TOURING THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA, with Justice Albie Sachs
41 minutes, DVD, Johannesburg, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Justice Albie Sachs talks about the art and architecture of the Constitutional Court as he leads a group of visitors on a tour of the building.
Schadeberg (J.) dir. ERNEST COLE 1940-1990, photo journalist
52 minutes running time, VHS, PAL, Johannesburg, 2001. R180
Ernest Cole was born near Pretoria in 1940. He worked for "Drum" magazine before leaving South Africa in 1966 to live in exile. He took with him thousands of photographs documenting life in apartheid South Africa in the 1950's and 1960's, a selection of which were published in the book "House of Bondage" in 1967. He died in New York in 1990.
Skawran (K.) WALTER BATTISS, illustrated lecture
DVD, 1 hour 15 minutes running time, Port Elizabeth, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
A lecture given by Prof Karin Skawran at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in Port Elizabeth on 2 March 2007.
Stellenbosch Modern and Contemporary Gallery (SMAC) EDOARDO VILLA, the sculptor
20 minutes, DVD, Stellenbosch, 2006. R180
Amalie von Maltitz interviews Edoardo Villa at his home in Johannesburg.
Stellenbosch Modern and Contemporary Gallery (SMAC) PETER CLARKE,
32 minutes, DVD, Stellenbosch, (2006). OUT OF PRINT
Ivor Sias interviews artist Peter Clarke in his hime in Ocean View, Cape Town.
Suleman (R.) dir. ZWELIDUMILE,
115 minutes, 2 x DVD, , 2010. R425
A documentary on South African artist Dumile Feni, sometimes called "the Goya of the townships". Dumile Feni went into exile in 1968, leaving behind a pregnant wife. He died suddenly in New York in 1991, just before his return to South Africa. By talking to people who knew him in South Africa, and during his years in London and New York, director Ramadan Suleman and Feni's daughter, Marriam Diale, who never knew him, try to find out who he was.

The second DVD contains additional interviews and photographs.
The Blackheart Gang THE TALE OF HOW,
36 pp., colour illus., hardback, slipcase, DVD, Cape Town, (2009). OUT OF PRINT
The book of the acclaimed animated film, "The Tale of How", produced in 2006 by the Cape Town fantasy art collective, The Blackheart Gang. The Blackheart Gang consists of three members, illustrator Ree Treweek, creative director Jannes Hendrikz, and musician and writer Markus Smit (Wormstorm).

Includes a DVD of the 4½ minute film, which was awarded The Special Distinction Award at the Annecy Film Festival.
Thompson (B.) dir. ERNEST MANCOBA AT HOME,
26 minutes, DVD, Cape Town, 1994. OUT OF PRINT
Introduces the life and work of South African painter and sculptor Ernest Mancoba (1904-2002). who returned to South Africa for the first time in 1994, 56 years after he left for Paris. Filmed in Paris and Johannesburg.
van der Merwe (S.) AM/PM SHADOW LINES,
6 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R195
A documentation DVD of land artist Strijdom van der Merwe sculpting a 100 meter diameter earth work for the De Beers Mining Company at Namaqualand Diamond Mines, Koingnas, on the West Coast in 2010. In 22 days he moved 7000 tons of earth at an estimated cost of R52000 and used 54861 litres of fuel.
van der Merwe (S.) DRAWING WITH WATER,
6 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R195
A documentation DVD of land artist Strijdom van der Merwe's water drawing done in an old barn on the farm Dasjedrift near Riversdal, Western Cape, 2007. Because of the oily surface of the floor the water didn't penetrate the surface.
van der Merwe (S.) DRAWING WITH WATER,
approx. 4 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R195
A documentation DVD of land artist Strijdom van der Merwe drawing with water on a farm road before sunrise. The drawing was done on the farm Zeekoevlei in Oudtshoorn in 2008.
van der Merwe (S.) DRAWING WITH WATER. WATER OVER BRIDGE,
2 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R195
A documentation DVD of land artist Strijdom van der Merwe drawing a water line over a bridge using water from the bottle water factory at Sylt, Germany. This work was done during a one month residency at Stiftung Kunstraum Sylt Quelle in 2008.
van der Merwe (S.) FIELDS OF FLOWERING HANDS,
3 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R195
A documentation DVD of land artist Strijdom van der Merwe's installation of thousands of yellow hands on the Gillooly's Interchange, Johannesburg, 2010.
This work was done to welcome visitors to the FIFA Soccer World Cup.
van der Merwe (S.) HAIKOES, Prayers for the Landscape
4 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R195
A documentation DVD of and artist Strijdom van der Merwe's artwork of 166 "prayer flags" installed for a period of 9 days at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival in Oudtshoorn in 2008. Poems regarding ground, water, wind, trees, mountains and the earth written by 46 South African poets were printed on the flags.
van der Merwe (S.) LINE OF RED FLAGS, Terschellinge
approx. 2 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R195
A documentation DVD of land artist Strijdom van der Merwe installing a line of red flags on the island Terschellinge in the Netherlands for the OEROL Art Festival in July 2008.
van der Merwe (S.) RED FABRIC BLOWING IN THE WIND,
5 minutes, DVD, , 2007. R195
A documentation DVD of land artist Strijdom van der Merwe's artwork in which he held a piece of fabric above his head and filmed it as it blew in the wind. This was done in the Tankwa Karoo in 2007.
van der Merwe (S.) WRAPPING TREES IN ORANGE,
approx. 4 minutes, DVD, , 2010. R195
A documentation DVD of land artist Strijdom van der Merwe's installation artwork of wrapping trees in orange fabric, Troyville, Johannesburg, June 2010. This work was done to welcome visitors to the FIFA Soccer World Cup.
van der Merwe (S.) WRAPPING TREES IN RED FABRIC,
approx. 3 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R195
A documentation DVD of land artist Strijdom van der Merwe's installation artwork of 393 trees wrapped in red fabric, Dorp Street, tellenbosch, in 2008.
Voyiya (V.) & McGee (J.) dir. THE LUGGAGE IS STILL LABELED, blackness in South African art, a film
60 minutes, Johannesburg, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
Available on video (VHS, PAL) or DVD.
Edited by Stephen Gogolak.
Original music by Titus Abbott and Frank X.Mauceri.
Includes interviews with artists Berni Searle, Tyrone Appolis, Peter Clarke, Moshekwa Langa and Roderick Sauls, director of the National Gallery Marilyn Martin and critic Lloyd Pollak.
Wilby (M.) dir. INNER LANDSCAPE, music for the Owl House
32 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 2006. R140
A tribute to reclusive artist Helen Martins and her Owl House in the remote Karoo village of Nieu-Bethesda by two North American composers, Tessa Brinckman and D'Arcy Reynolds. The performances of the two compositions, Tessa Brinckman's "Glass Sky" by the East West Continuo, and D'Arcy Reynolds' "Cloven Dream" by the Sontonga Quartet, are accompanied by footage of the Owl House and its surrounding environment. Also includes "Miss Helen's Owl House", a 6 minute introduction to Helen Martins and her work.
Williamson (S.) et. al. eds. ARTTHROB 1998-2003, the archive, contemporary art in South Africa
CD-ROM, Cape Town, (2004). R215
A complete record of the Artthrob website since its inception in 1997 until the end of 2003 with a month by month converage of exhibitions and events, founding editor Sue Williamson's diary column and a listing of South African galleries and museums.

Includes an essay on South African art from 1990-2003 by Sue Williamson as well as hundreds of reviews by critics including Nick Dawes, Rory Bester, Laurie Farrell, Lloyd Pollak, Kathryn Smith, Sue Williamson, Sean O'Toole, Tumelo Mosaka, Virginia McKenny, Mgcineni Pro Sobopha & Brenda Atkinson.
Also contains 1000's of images of artworks, performances and gallery installations and more than 70 biographies of artists such as William Kentridge, Kay Hassan, Tracey Rose, Kendell Geers, Moshekwa Langa, Lisa Brice, Santu Mofokeng, Minnette Vári, Penny Siopis, Candice Breitze, Siemon Allen, Jane Alexander, Conrad Botes, Steven Cohen, Jo Ractliffe, David Goldblatt, Claudette Schreuders, David Koloane, Brett Murray & Berni Searle.
Z'Graggen (B.) & Sansone (A.) dir. SEM FLASH/ NO FLASH, homenagem a Ricardo Rangel (1924-2009)/ homage to Ricardo Rangel, photographer (Mozambique, 1924-2009)
56 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R450
A documentary on Mozambican photographer Ricardo Rangel. Includes a 2003 interview with Rangel, in which he gives an account of his experiences during the colonial period in Mozambique, talks about his famous series of photographs of night life in Lourenco Marques (Maputo), "Our Daily Bread" (1959-1975), and visits the Centro de Formacao Fotografica (CFF), which he founded in 1983. Also includes interviews with art critic and journalist Alexandre Pomar, photographers Sérgio Santimano and Kok Nam, and poet and journalist Luis Carlos Patraquim, who discuss Rangel's life and work.

In Portuguese and English, with Englsh subtitles.