|Shirley Johnston takes a term off to write a TV series for ETV|
|By Shirley Johnson | Thursday May 02, 2013||Share|
A year ago I submitted a proposal for a crime series to e-tv through Penguin Films. Because I was so distracted with ‘Felix!’, my feature film, for the remainder of the year, (rewriting the screenplay, auditioning around the country, casting, coaching the young actors and then working on the production) I forgot all about the series. This is the third series I have pitched, and in the previous two cases, I heard nothing back from the channels. You submit these things to the vast anonymous ‘channel’ along with probably hundreds of other proposals and tend to just write off all the hard work as ‘experience’.
|Queueing, a romantic film in the slow lane|
|By Chanel Engelbrecht | Tuesday April 30, 2013||Share|
There is no time to waste for last year’s CityVarsity Film graduates. Following the success of 2012’s '3rd year screening' they are about to launch a romantic movie called 'Queuing’.
Understandably, the excited team were reluctant to give away too much information. "Like we've said to everyone who asks, it's a Surreal romantic comedy, that's got ample intrigue. The romance kicks off in the queue of a supermarket, a pretty unlikely romantic environment " they said.
|CityVarsity's Barbara Wildenboer exhibits in Asia|
|By Press Release | Tuesday April 02, 2013||Share|
Amelia Johnson Contemporary presents Disjecta Membra, South African artist Barbara Wildenboer’s first solo exhibition in Asia.
The latin phrase, disjecta membra, is often used to refer to surviving fragments of ancient poetry, manuscripts and other literary or cultural objects. In this her new body of work Wildenboer intertwines contemporary and ancient texts to create two dimensional works that often take on a three dimensional form. By her deconstruction and reconstruction of texts the artist conveys the notion that narratives are not linear but rhizomatic. The assumed authority of the author is undermined in favor of a myriad of abstract interpretations; emphasis is placed on the weaving of disparate and seemingly disjointed parts to create fresh stories. Ultimately in this work we are confronted with the infinite possibilities of meaning.