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March 15, 2017

Olivier Ledure on the Jazz films of Aryan Kaganof

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March 8, 2017

Fred de Vries on Hectic!

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Aryan Kaganof, previously known as filmmaker Ian Kerkhof, offered his debut Hectic! to various established publishing houses – in vain. ‘We can’t publish this book, they said, because we’re not sophisticated enough to read it, because we’ll think you’re an AWB-writer. I couldn’t believe it’, says Kaganof. He then ended up publishing it himself, followed by a Dutch translation.

With Hectic! Kaganof further penetrated the literary space that Coetzee had opened up. He wrote an anti-moralistic novel that is set in Cape Town, and deals with the subculture of young people who hang out in pool halls. That’s where Kaganof found the essence of the white South African. ‘The whites in this country are all white trash. No European who was on any level a worthwhile human being came into this country. The shit, the detritus and the dirt came here and invented the Negro, the kaffer, because then they could feel better about themselves. So if you want to find those things out you have to go to the lower classes, because that’s the history of the country, all the rest is affectation. Culture is very skin-deep with the white South Africans, all ersatz culture. Real South African culture is fighting and drinking and sports.’

He wanted to get to the heart of a subculture he was part of. ‘There was no other mission. To show people as they really are, not these people talking political things of change and all this rubbish. And nothing about guilt from the past. Most of the people I know live their life and don’t give a fuck about anything. They’re pissed off with all that shit.’

Despite this unwelcoming literary climate, there has been a steady stream of young post-apartheid writers, even though it’s too early to talk of a movement. ‘I could come up with a beautiful, coherent story’, says author Etienne van Heerden, who teaches creative writing at the University of Cape Town. ‘But the truth of the matter is that everything is still in a ferment, everything is very complex, and everything has a counterargument. This is the first literary generation that doesn’t write in opposition, a generation that has to search for subject matter and that is very cynical about involvement. A generation that, contrary to us, the Tachtigers, isn’t issue driven.’

January 13, 2017

anarchy is not chaos

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don’t confuse anarchy with chaos

what appears good for the herd is, mostly, not even good for the herd, and certainly, almost never, good for the truly individuated soul that does not identify with the herd

herd mentality is fear made manifest in regulatory systems that almost always oppress individual choice

anarchism is listening to the inner voice that is always true for the individual and, therefore, always true and best for other individuals because the inner voice is the real self-regulation of all beings that is thwarted by oppressively enforced systemic thinking and being (power).

aryan kaganof
13 january 2017

December 4, 2016

notes on inequality

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i was brought up with the understanding that inequality was the bedrock upon which we based out lives, our “good fortune”. and later in life, when i look back at my history of rebellion against this idea, it seems to me that the “rebellion” too is inextricably built into the privilege, is in fact, an extreme form of it. what to do? i don’t know. leave it to the kids i suppose. now that the sex drive has diminished and i am really just waiting for the box none of it seems that urgent any more, the urgency is relegated to them now…

oh god, as soon as one writes anything down one is trapped, isn’t it so? the thoughts of a moment get cemented and appear on paper as if one really believed this stuff, but a moment later, after a coffee and a wank, i might write something altogether different and feel the complete opposite of what i just felt…

another day in the life of a middle aged white man…

December 3, 2016

You’re In Chains Too

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first published here: https://wordnsoundlivelit.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/youre-in-chains-too-solidarity-concert/

November 29, 2016

on other people’s writing about my work

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I have a somewhat rigid approach to writing about the work, whether it be critical of favourable or complimentary or scathing – I hold it all at a distance. I am not yet mature enough to not read it at all (I think that only comes with great maturity and self-confidence) but I am just old enough to know that it is vital not to get taken “off course” by other people’s opinions or takes on the works. By which I don’t mean to sound churlish, but to convey to you something of the distance at which I read about my work (although I do still want to read what is written). It is paradoxical and I have not solved this yet.

November 2, 2016

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October 30, 2016

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October 1, 2016

Thinking Africa October 2016

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September 26, 2016

r.i.p. herschell gordon lewis

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aryan kaganof with herschell gordon lewis, l’etrange festival, paris, 2002

September 20, 2016

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crackheads beware

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hospitaal toe

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my films

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shitpigge blues

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August 29, 2016

GIANT STEPS

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South Africa, 2005, 52min, DVcam
directed by Geoff Mphakati & Aryan Kaganof
produced by Ziyanda Ngcaba for african noise foundation
original music score by Johnny Dyani & Lefifi Tladi
director of photography – AK Thembeka
sound recordist – Basiami Bitsang Segolo
sound editor – The Dark Magus
final mix – JA Assagai
edited by doc zabalaza

GIANT STEPS is an Afrocentric approach to Blackness Now!

Dashiki poet Lefifi Tladi guides us on a journey of consciousness, analysing and interpreting the meaning of independence as opposed to freedom. He is accompanied on this radical exploration by the cream of South African poets, musicians, dancers and visual artists, including Zim Ngqawana, Don Laka, Kgafela oa Magogodi, Lesego Rampolokeng, Afurakan, Mac Manaka, Thabo Mashishi, Moshe Maboe, Moeketsi Koena and Motlhabane Mashiangwako. GIANT STEPS is a moving tribute to its co-director, Bra’ Geoff Mphakati, who passed away tragically during the filming of this, his first documentary.
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August 26, 2016

warning

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a broken arm

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August 24, 2016

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August 22, 2016

letter to a young writer

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Dear X,

firstly, apologies that it took me so long to read your story – been hectic lately

secondly – i enjoyed the way you wove Miles and Coltrane into the story – in fact I think you could do more weaving of the obvious love of jazz that you have – especially towards the end of the story it would be good for Miles to return.

as writing goes it definitely needs editing – needs to be pared down and sharpened, pruned. there is some over-writing, especially in the beginning where i think you should rather get the reader “in” and hooked quicker

having said that i really do like the feel of the story and i think it shows promise

i have no idea of how old you are or whether you study english writing and composition but if you don’t you should

i suggest you go over the story again yourself, cutting away every sentence that doesn’t burn with the inner necessity of a note by Miles, cutting away every phrase that is not as completely locked into perfection as a phrase of Coltrane’s

be ruthless with yourself

fall out of love with everything you have written in order to become a better editor of your own work – your readers will appreciate that

cut to the bone and only leave the meat on if it is perfectly cooked and ready to suck off and swallow

something else i need to ask

the ending feels like you haven’t quite resolved for yourself what the exact meaning of the question “to be” is

it is for me as a reader like you are wanting me to tell you

but i feel cheated as a reader because i want you to tell me

but that is a matter of taste, some writers prefer not to resolve the burning questions for their readers – if you are that kind of writer well and good – but be sure that thtat is indeed the feeling you want to leave me with, then it’s ok.

respectfully
ak

July 18, 2016

ARYAN KAGANOF CURRICULUM VITAE

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PERSONAL PARTICULARS

First name – Aryan
Surname – Kaganof
Date of birth – 9 March 2014
Place of birth – Johannesburg
Marital status – Married
Nationality – South African
Driver’s Licence – none

EDUCATION

1990-1994 Netherlands Film & Television Academy (NFTVA), Amsterdam – graduated in feature film direction and screenwriting
1982 University of Natal, Durban – dropped out after 6 months of studying drama and political science
1977-1981 Durban High School – matriculated with distinction and won the English Prize and the Essay Prize

WORK EXPERIENCE

1994-2015 I have been a professional film maker since graduating from the NFTVA
1987-1990 delivery boy at Kwekkeboom Bakery, Amsterdam
1988 – 1989 counter boy at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Damstraat, Amsterdam
1986-1989 dj and programme maker at Radio 100, pirate radio station, Amsterdam
1983-1986 researcher and activist, Dutch Anti-Apartheid Movement (AABN) Amsterdam
1983-1990 freelance journalist, Vula, Rixaka, Zuidelijk Afrika Nieuws
1979-1984 music reviewer, Scope Magazine, South Africa

AWARDS

April 2014 Special Mention of the International Jury, 60th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Germany) for Threnody for the Victims of Marikana
2013 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Achievement in Editing for MAN ON GROUND (directed by Akin Omotoso)
August 2012 Best Achievement in Editing for Man on Ground, TAVA Awards (Nigeria)
2009 Movie of the Year Award, Underground Film Journal for CIVILIZATION AND OTHER CHIMERAS OBSERVED DURING THE FILMING OF AN EXCEPTIONALLY ARTISTIC FEATURE FILM
2002 Best Documentary at 1st African and Islands Festival of Reunion
WESTERN 4.33
March 2002 Best Video Made in Africa at 12th African Film Festival of Milan (Italy) for WESTERN 4.33
1999 Jury Prize, Golden Calf, Netherlands Film Festival for SHABONDAMA ELEGY
April 1995 Best Film, Madrid International Experimental Film Festival for TEN MONOLOGUES FROM THE LIVES OF THE SERIAL KILLERS
September 1994 Special Mention Jury Award, Rimini International Film Festival for TEN MONOLOGUES FROM THE LIVES OF THE SERIAL KILLERS
November 1993 Special Mention of the Catholic Jury at Mannheim International Film Festival for THE MOZART BIRD
November 1992 Joseph von Sternberg Prize for Innovative Narrative Structure at Mannheim International Film Festival for KYODAI MAKES THE BIG TIME
October 1992 Golden Calf Award for Best Film (KYODAI MAKES THE BIG TIME) at Netherlands Film Festival

MASTERCLASSES GIVEN

August 2014 Wits University, Johannesburg
Music & Film Masterclass
September 2014 African Arts Institute
Business of Arts Master Class (Film)
June 2011 Unit for Creative Writing at the University of Pretoria
Master Class for screen and short story writing
Nov 2009 Badilisha Poetry Workshop, Cape Town
2003 Jeonju International Film Festival Documentary Forum
“Beyond Documentary” with Jean-Claude Rousseau andNam In-Young

AS CURATOR

May 2013 The Bioscope, Johannesburg. PROJECT: TELL THEM WE ARE FROM HERE – featuring video and photography by Akin Omotoso
2012 Joburg Fringe, Johannesburg
VIDEO SCREENS featuring Cecilia Fereira, Robyn Nesbitt, Catherine Henegan, Nicola Deane
May 2011 Netfilmmakers, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Noisewomb” – group show of video art featuring Catherine Henegan, Kerstin Ergenzinger and Isabelle Schiltz

interview: aryan kaganof

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

July 2014 ICA Artists’ Film Biennial, London: Avant-Noir curated by Greg de Cuir. Song For Hector (5min)
June 2014 Joburg Fringe, Johannesburg Art Fair, curated by Niklas Zimmer
In The End (8min33sec)
June 2014 Photonic Moments Month of Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The African Time Machine, curated by Silke Schmikl
Society of the Spectacle (3min36sec)
September 2013 Joburg Fringe, Johannesburg Art Fair, curated by Almut Determeyer
Society of the Spectacle (3min36sec)
September 2013 Incubate Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands
Society of the Spectacle (3min36sec)
May 2011 Agter die Berge, Berlin. The Joburg Video Fringe in Berlin
Casbah and Back (8min)
March 2011 Impressions Gallery, Bradford, UK
Film As A Subversive Art, curated by Mark Goodall
Il strategio del ragno (6min)
March 2011 Gallery D21, Leipzig, Germany
Private Viewing: South African Video Art
Casbah and Back (7min33sec)
February 2011 The Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Imagining Cities, curated by SPARCK
Western 4.33 (33min)
January 2011 Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany. Joburg Fringe Video Art, curated by Claudia Schneider and Felix Walser.
Casbah and Back (7min33sec)
May 2010 W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Reserach, Harvard University. IN/FLUX curated by SPARCK and LOWAVE
Western 4.33 (33min)
June 2009 Central Library, Cape Town. Chimurenga Project curated by Stacy Hardy and Ntone Edjabe
ON WHY MAN RAPES
August 2008 NSA Gallery, Durban, curated by Brenton Maart
Three Highlights From The National Arts Festival
Taylor Rain is Dirty Girl in Velvet (11min)
March 2008 Galerie West, The Hague, Netherlands. Are You Close Enough?
The Dead Man 2: Return of the Dead Man (21min)
September 2007 Sexpo Art Gallery, Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg
Venus In Furs (7min)
September 2007 Black Soil INternational Hiphop Film festival, The Hague
“Aryan Kaganof Retrospective”
September 2007 New Music Indaba, UNISA, Pretoria
Reverie (11min)
February 2006 Bak, Utrecht. Concerning War, curated by Danila Cahen
Western 4.33 (33min)
March 2005 Artspace, Durban. RECENT WORKS, with Nicola Deane and Pete Engblom
April 2004 Illuseum, Amsterdam. SANCTUARY MENTAL SPACE, with Milijana Babic, Nicola Deane, Dick Tuinder, Philipp Virus
2003 NSA Gallery, Durban
VIRGINS: The Staging of the Artist as the Work Itself
with Helge Janssen, Catherine Henegan, Nicola Deane
November 2003 Centraal Museum, Urecht, Netherlands
SANCTUARY MENTAL SPACE with Dick Tuinder, Milijana Babic, Alexandra Zwaal, Catherine Henegan
2002 The Manuscript Exhibition, Johannesburg
2000 Global Ghetto, Berlin, curated by Philipp Virus
“A Journal of the Plague Year”
1997 De Balie, Amsterdam. Het Heilige Hart, curated by Anna Tilroe
Sylvia Kristel Jaren Later (22min)
September 1992 The Torture Garden, London

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

August 2008 Steenwijk, Netherlands, curated by Dick Tuinder
SUPREMATIST COMPOSITION #33: ON THE PRIMACY OF MOVEMENT AND UNDIVIDED WHOLENESS, AS IMPLIED BY POSTMODERN PHYSICS (AFTER JEAN BAUDRILLARD)
November 2004 The Muti Gallery, Johannesburg, curated by Guto Bussab
SANCTUARY
July 2001 The AVA Gallery, Association For Visual Arts, Cape Town
LOGOFF LOGON LOGOS

THEATRE (AS DIRECTOR)

May 2014 AFRIKAAPS at Artscape, Cape Town
March 1995 RITUAL FOR A POET IN B NATURAL,Theater Cosmic, Amsterdam

THEATRE (AS ACTOR)

June 2006 The Shooting Gallery, Nationa, Arts Festival, Grahamstown
directed by Catherine Henegan
July 2006 The Shooting Gallery, Market Theatre, Johannesburg
directed by Catherine Henegan

FILMS AS ACTOR

2010 The Barley Malt Bums (10min) – written and directed by Anders Ingvaldsen. In the role of Charles Bukowski
1999 Unter Den Palmen (80min) – written and directed by Miriam Kruishoop (Netherlands)

FILMS ABOUT KAGANOF

May 2011 What’s Your Story? – directed by Sarah Claire Picton
One Small Seed, Cape Town
Nov 2010 Aryan Kaganof – le Very bad boy, directed by Aldo Lee
ARTE France and Germany
May 2008 By Any Old Light – directed by Dionysos Andronis

FILMS AS EDITOR

2014 Elelwani was chosen to trepresent South Africa at the Oscars
for Best Foreign Film Category
June 2014 Tell Them We Are From Here (24min) – directed by Akin Omotoso, presented at National Arts Festival, Grahmstown
2014 Cold Harbour (74min) – directed by Carey McKenzie, starring Tony Kgoroge (BEST ACTOR AWARD Durban Int Film Fest 2014)
August 2013 My Mandela – Khalo’s Tribute to Madiba (26min) – directed by Shameela Seedat, produced by Francois Verster, produced for CCTV.
April 2013 Elelwani wins 2 Africa Movie Academy Awards: Best Actress and Best Production Design
March 2013 Aryan Kaganof nominated for Best Achievement in Editing for Elelwani at the African Movie Academy Awards
March 2013 Man On Ground wins 4 AMVCA awards including Best Editor
February 2013 Aryan Kaganof nominated for Best Editor at the SAFTA awards for Man On Ground
February 2013 Elelwani selected for the Berlinale Forum as well as the prestigious Heinrich Boll Foundation screening
August 2012 Man on Ground wins Best Producer, Best Director, Best DOP and Best Editor Awards at the TAVA Awards (Nigeria)
April 2012 Nomination for Best Achievement in Editing for Man on Ground at African Movie Awards
2012 Elelwani (90min)– (directed by Ntshaveni wa Luruli)
2011 Man On Ground (84min) – directed by Akin Omotoso awarded Best Feature Film Prize at Jozi Film Festival
May 2011 Ashraf Cassiem – I’m Resisting (10min) – directed by Dylan Valley
2011 Katjira’s Two Funerals (90min) – directed by Craig Matthew
2010 Welcome Nelson (23min) – directed by Craig Matthew, produced for ETV
2010 Jesus and the Giant (12min) – directed by Akin Omotoso
2007 Aboleleng (5min) – directed by Lerato Shadi

FILMS AS SCRIPT WRITER

2010 Jesus and the Giant (12min) – directed by Akin Omotoso
1995 Venus In Furs (80min) – directed by Victor Nieuwenhuijs and Maartje Seyferth, Netherlands

RESIDENCIES
July-August 2015 Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Artist in Residence
January 2014 Mudra Institute of Communications, (MICA), Ahmedabad, India, Artist in Residence
Nov 2011-May 2012 Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Stellenbosch, Fellow and Artist in Residence
Jan-Jun 2008 Visiting Professor, Malmo University K3, Sweden
March 2000 Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, USA. Artist in Residence

PUBLIC LECTURES

September 2014 Wits University, Johannesburg
“Joburg The Palimpsestic City”
July 2014 Think!Fest, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
“Talking Out Loud” with Andile Mngxitama and Eusebius McKaiser
May 2014 Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany
“The Interesting Thing About Vested Interests” with Franz Wanner and Stefan Romer
Nov 2013 Netherlands Film Academy, Master of Film Lecture Series
“An Endlessly Moving Landscape”
June 2012 Greatmore Studios, Cape Town
“OnlineOnlive” with Stacy Hardy
March 2012 STIAS, Stellenbosch
“Threnody for the Victims of Democracy: Utilising mobile media to protect citizens from the police”
February 2012 Gugu sThebe Arts & Culture Centre, Langa, Cape Town
“Chimurenga Presents Man on Ground with Akin Omotoso and Aryan Kaganof”
July 2011 Mobile Entertainment Africa Conference, Cape Town
Keynote speech about SMS Sugar Man
June 2011 IDASA, Cape Town democracy centre
“Findings of the Truth AGAINST Reconciliation Commission”
March 2011 Woordfees, Stellenbosch
“Medium Specificity” with Professor Cristo Doherty
October 2009 The Sandberg Lecture, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam
“Autonomy and Bankruptcy” curated by Rob Schroder
21 Sep 2009 Janasch Lecture Hall, Stellenbosch University
“Intuitive Strategies Against Architecture” with Michael Blake
13 May 2008 K3, Malmo University, Sweden
“Memory, Fiction and Public Space: The Presence of the Past” with Oscar Hemer
9 June 2007 Goethe Institute, Johannesburg
“Dissidence Considered as One of the Fine Arts: Documentary Freedom and the Dangers of State Intervention in the Arts”
May 2007 Asco 7, Cape Town
“L’Annee dernier a Marienbad for Architexts”
17 October 1993 NBF Forum, Nederlands Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
“Het Lichaam In Alle Staten” with Pieter Verhoeff

PERFORMANCES

10 May 2012 Fragments in the Form of a Serial (for piano and film) – performed live by Mareli Stolp (piano) and Aryan Kaganof (film). University of Stellenbosch Conservatorium
9 December 2007 Pop Shield with Righard Kapp, Felix Laband and Warrick Sony
21 April 2007 African Noise Foundation, The Second Aktion
Premises Gallery, Civic Theatre, Johannesburg
Jul 2006 New Music Indaba, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
Re-Imagining Mozart – K475 for piano and cell phone (ruthlessly) with Michael Blake (piano)
9 December 2004 The Muti Gallery, Johannesburg
MURDERRIDA for video, voice and idiot
11 November 1999 Tokyo Wasted, with Otomo Yoshihide – Club 11/11, Tokyo
1998 Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam, curated by Nelly Voorhuis
Femme de siecle, with Jeffrey Babcock
August 1997 Sonic Acts, Paradiso, Amsterdam
Kollaboration Beyond Axis, with Merzbow
February 1992 Sister Chance, with Ysabelle Evers
Fijnhouttheater, Amsterdam
November 1991 Underneath A Carpet Part Two with Isabelle Evers and Michael Vatcher, School Voor Nieuwe Dans Ontwikkeling, Amsterdam
February 1991 Rendezvous 3×3, School Voor Moderne Dans Ontwikkeling, Amsterdam. with Isabelle Evers

RETROSPECTIVE FILM SCREENINGS

November 2014 Athens Avant Garde Film Festival, Greece
curated by Vassily Bourikas
May 2014 60th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany
“Breathless With Anticipation : The Films of Aryan Kaganof”
curated by Stacy Hardy
March 2014 Italian Academy, Columbia University, New York, USA
“An Inconsolable Memory: Films of Aryan Kaganof”
curated by Professor David Freedberg and Professor Hlonipha Mokoena
October 2011 Music Department, University of York, UK
“Radical Documentaries” curated by Jonathan Eato
March 2011 University of Stellenbosch, Music Department and DOMUS
“AK47 FILM FEST” curated by Lizabe Lambrechts
15 September 2007 Department of Video Technology, Durban
Four Techno Films, curated by Rick Andrew
May 2006 5th Annual Festival of Noise, Canada
“Short Films of Aryan Kaganof”
October 2005 Playtimes Festival, Johannesburg
“Personal Selection” curated by Trevor Steele-Taylor
September 2005 Unyazi Festival of Electronic Music, Wits University
“Aryan Kaganof’s Electronic Cinema”
10 Feb 2005 Armchair Theatre, Cape Town
“The Volk Screenings”
Jan 2005 PARK4DTV, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“TRANSFORMATIONS” – a 7 hour broadcast of 24 films by Aryan Kaganof
22 October 2004 Wits School of the Arts, Digital Arts
“The Digital Avant-Garde: Collaborations”
March 2004 Wits School of the Art, Digital Arts
“Key Works From The Digital Film Underground” curated by Professor Christo Doherty
November 2003 Centre Jeune Cinema, Paris, France
“SPECIAL ARYAN KAGANOF” curated by Dionysos Andronis
July 2001 National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
“TAKING CINEMA FORWARD”, curated by Trevor-Steele Taylor
December 2000 Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival
“Regards Sur Ian Kerkhof”
June 2000 Holland Festival, Kunstkanaal, Amsterdam
“Overzicht Ian Kerkhof”
March 2000 Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, USA
“WASTED: An Aryan Kaganof Retrospective”
1998 Molodist Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
Complete Retrospective
1998 De Balie Amsterdam, curated by Peter
“VIDEOWORKS I, II”
February 1994 STUC, Leuven, Belgium
Complete retrospective
July 1993 Limits of Liberty, The Weekly Mail and Guardian Film Festival, Johannesburg, “THE IAN KERKHOF COLLECTION”

POETRY

2007 The Freedom Fighter (Illuseum Press)
2007 The Ballad of Sugar Moon and Coffin Deadly (Pine Slopes)
2005 Jou Ma Se Poems (Pine Slopes)
2003 Drive-Thru Funeral (Pine Slopes)

NOVELS

2002 Hectic! (Pine Slopes)
2002 Hectisch (Podium), Netherlands, Dutch translation by Dick Tuinder
2003 Stones Again (Pine Slopes)
2006 Uselessly (Jacana)
2007 12 Shooters (Pine Slopes)
2013 The Vuvuzela Murders (Mbali Press)

SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

2014 TIME OUT WITH MY DESTINY in ADULTS ONLY (Two Dogs/Mercury) edited by Joanne Hichens
2003 Sugar Man and Other Bitter Stories (Pine Slopes)
2000 SOMETIMES IT AIN’T EASY BEING A GAL in CHICK FOR A DAY (Simon and Schuster) edited by Fiona Giles

NON-FICTION

2013 FROM A PLACE OF BLACKNESS (Sankara Press)
with Andile Mngxitama
2012 THE FOREST AND THE ZOO (Chimurenga)
with Johnny Dyani
2012 HYPER-LITERARY FICTION: THE (META)POETICS OF DIGITAL FRAGMENTATION in DONGA (Dye Hard Press) edited by Paul Wessels and Alan Finlay
2003 SMS SANCTUARY (Pine Sloopes)
2000 FAREWELL in TOWARDS TOTALSCAPE

REVIEWS

September 2013 THREE FOOLS OF MELVILLE in Chimurenga Chronic
September 2013 IN LOVE WITH THE OPPRESSOR in City Press

FILM THEORY

November 2012 NOSTALGIA FOR THE FUTURE – A RE-MIX MANIFESTO
published in ITCH, a journal of Wits University http://www.itch.co.za/non-fiction/nostalgia-for-the- future-a-remix-manifesto

COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER

2015
Seven Aleatory Approaches To Arnold Van Wyk’s Night Music For Solo Piano, Found Footage And Voice – 89min – HDV Scham ist das Schlimmste, Toten ist einfacher – 35min35sec – HDV

2014
Amen – 5min – HDV Black Skins Wits Masks – 84min – HDV Amsterdam Avenue Black Cadillac Blues – 2min32sec – HDV
Ahmedabad Twelve Years Later – 29min – mv4
Mother’s Day – 20min – HDV (produced by Frank Scheffer) Night Is Coming – 73min – HDV Threnody For The Victims of Marikana – 27min – HDV
Directed By Korosh Mirhosseini – 11min10sec – mv4
2013
Key Man: The Lion of Judah in Greyton – 60min – HDV
Thandiswa Mazwai: My Face Goes Here – 7min34sec – mv4
In Conversation with Robert Glasper – 7min – mv4
Ben Sharpa – 5min – mv4
Unknown Couple – 5min – HDV The Afro Galactic Dream Factory – 1min45sec – HDV
An Inconsolable Memory – 102min – DCP
Society Of The Spectacle – 3min – HDV
2012
Interactions: A Strategy of Difference and Repetition – 33min – HDV
Stellenbosched – 9min30sec – HDV
Venom And Eternity For Dummies – 20min – HDV
Sweetness – 20min – HDV
Guerilla Blues And Holy Ghosts – 60min – HDV
Kom Khoisan Kry Terug Jou Land! – 5min37sec – HDV
Die Ander Rebellie – 50min – HDV
Amen – 7min – HDV
Brett Bailey – White And Middle Class – 57sec – HDV
Flames Of Passion – 30min – HDV

2011
The Legendary Syd Kitchen in G-String Blues – 25min – HDV
A Leisure Society of Severe Preponderence – 33min – 16mm/DV
Esperanza Spaulding: Something to Sing About – 13min – HDV
Cindy Blackman: Another Lifetime – 8min – HDV
Wayne Shorter: Disconnection is the Connection – 8min – HDV
The Legacy – 48min – HDV
Carpet Of Memory – 7min51sec – HDV
Caduceus – 8min – HDV
Jethro Louw: 21st Century Khoisan Man – 3min04sec – HDV
Welcome To Hell: Andile Mngxitama on the Meaning of Andries Tatane – 9min – HDV
Lunch At Iona – 5min42sec – HDV

2010
The Exhibition of Vandalizim – 48min – HDV
A minute well spent – 24 min – mv4
The Uprising of Hangberg – 93 min – HDV )co-directed with Dylan Valley)
Zola: Life Is A Testimony – 11min44sec – DV

2009
Jeanette Ginslov : this is a performance guys! – 16 min – DV
Blue Notes For Bra’ Geoff – 58min – DV
The dancer and his double arrive at the gates of heaven – 10 min – DV
Seven days at the Silbersteins and What is Opera? –12 min – DV
Sally in Winterland – 52 min – mv4
Civilization and other chimeras observed during the making of an exceptionally artistic feature film – 60min – HDV
Il strategno del ragno – 7 min – HDV
Prologomena of a history of time – 10 min – HDV
Great american suicides from Rothko to Cho – 6 min – HDV

2008
SMS Sugar Man – 84min – 3GP
Taylor Rain is Dirty Girl in Velvet – 12 min – DV
Click here to unsubscribe – 30min – DV
The promise of water – 6 min – HDV
Peter Whitehead : Murdered – 9 min – HDV
Camille Baker : Completely Arbitrary – 3 min – HDV
Qualis Artifex Pereo – 40 min – HDV
Behrang Miri : Realitet – 5 min – HDV
Kerstin Ergenzinger : Die sehnsuchtsmachine – 20 min – HDV
Drom film repetition – 53 min – HDV
In Conversation: the General and the Civilian – 12 min – HDV

2007
Unyazi of the Bushveld – 45 min – Digital Betacam
Song For Hector – 5min – DV
Reverie – 11 min – DV
Suprematist Composition #9 – 4min – DV
Welcome to the slaughterhouse – 41 min – DV
The Portrait of a Lady – 5 min – DV
Mechanicus – 5min – DV
Trio Mental – 12min – DV
Marienbad Revisited – 10min – DV
How We Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Mandela – 12 min – DV
Why do you want to believe ? –7 min – DV
The Eyedentiucal Twins – 2min38sec – DV

2006
Too drunk to fuck – 4 min – super8mm
Helge Janssen: Undead – 7 min – DV
Fade to glass – 5 min – DV

2005
Prodigal sons – 5 min – DV (with Kendell Geers)
Oedipus and punishment – 5 min – 35mm
To the Devil a bride – 6 min – DV
Giant steps – 52 min – DV (co-directed with Geoff Mphakati)
Totem – 11 min – DV
Two heads are better than one – 2005 – DV
Jaap Hoogstra: Geboorte Werd Hem Zijn Dood – 24 min – DV
Hermann Hesse Flying – 5 min – DV
Michael Blake Untitled – 12 min – DV
Anastasya, Leaving – 6 min – DV
Venus Emerging – 5min – DVCAM

2004
At last I am free – 2004 – 16mm – 5 min.
Bantu Continua Uhuru Nihilismus – 25 min – DV
Suprematist Composition no.8, The Corridor – 4 min – DV
A Sacrifice – 14min – DV
A Symbolic Exchange – 6 min – DV
A Funeral – 37 min – DV
A Perfect Day – 5min – super8mm
“Nique ta mère” – 10min – DV
A Willing Suspension of Disbelief – 3,5 min – DV
Nigga – 4 min – DV (co-directed with Philipp Virus)
Isolation – 5 min – DV
Seascape – 8 min – DV
Reich dance redemption – 8 min – DV
Kristallnacht – 8 min – DV
Oasis – 6 min – DV
The Muses – 4 min – DV
Self-Portrait With Nanny – 4min – DV

2003
Gare Itshebeng – super8mm – 6 min.
Suprematist Composition no 7 – 8 min – DV
Sharp, sharp! – 25min – DV
Arrested development – 5 min – DV
Portraits of a young eastern european jewish orphan girl – 4min – DV
I am an African – 4 min – DV
A sun dance ecstasy – 5 min – DV
The Reserection – 11 min – DV
Diabelli Variation #33 – 5 min – DV
Abraxas Opus 1 – 5 min – DV

2002
Western 4.33 – 32min – 35mm
Western 4.33 – 50min -(version for galleries) – Digital Betacam
Primal Scene – 5 min – DV
Alles Goed? – 20 min – DV
In Brooklyn -15 min – DV
Casbah and back – 7 min – DV
Nicola’s first orgasm – 6 min – DV
Pale blue eyes – 7 min – DV
Suprematist Composition nos 1-6 – DV

2001
The seven last words of Jesus Christ – 7 min – DV
Meditation on violence – 4min – DV
What is metaphysics ? – 3 min – DV
Hotel Ava – 4min – DV
Venus in furs – 6min – 16mm
It’s the children – 5 min – DV
Incest – 3 min – DV
Snuff – 3 min – DV
Merzbow beyond snuff – 25 min – DV

2000
Goya’s Grandad Dead (not) – 3min – DV
Nostalgia for the future – 24 min – DV

1999
Shabondama Elegy –90min –35mm

1998
Beyond ultra violence, uneasy listening by Merzbow – 68min, DV
Ron Athey is the Trojan Whore – 14 min – DV
Digital Popcorn – 8min – BetaSP
Ghost sonata – 52min – Digital Betacam
Sylvia Kristel, jaren later – 24 min – DV
Bonnie et Clyde – 6 min – DV
Femme de siècle – 7 min – 35mm
Nietzsche Inna Babylon – 180min – DV
Mondo Roxy: No Other Drugs Required – 25min – DV

1997
Signal To Noise – 9min – super8mm
Lift Your Hands Up – 4min – DV
Ron Athey: It’s Scripted – 25min – DV

1996
Techno : Space and flow in the radical frame – 16mm –50min
The Crossing Border Tapes – 45min – 16mm
Naar de klote (Wasted) – 100min –35mm

1995
Nice To Meet You, Please Don’t Rape Me! – 71min 16mm
The Turner revelation –85min –16mm
Book of Kain – 75min. – 16mm
Minnamanna –7min – 35mm
Matthew Barney: Creating Stories – 23min – 16mm
Blixa Bargeld: Come To The Point – 5min – 16mm

1994
Ten Monologues from the lives of the serial killers –55min-16mm
The Dead man 2, Return of the dead man –25min –16mm
Baby Kain – 16mm – 25 min.
Confessions of a Yeoville rapist – 68 min – Digital Betacam
Reflections on dead weight – 11min – 16mm

1993
The Mozart Bird – 75min –35mm
De enge Knijperman en de onderstebovenvrouw (The creepy peg man and the upside down woman) –14min – 16mm

1992
Kyodai makes the big time – 85min – 16mm
La séquence des barres parallèles – 7min –16mm

1991
The solipsist – 7 min – BetaSP
Egmont Ghost Poem – 3 min – BetaSP
Bloodbath – 2 min, BetaSP
Carnage in the charnel house – 4 min – BetaSP
The boy who masturbated himself to a climax – 1991 – VHS
Requiem – 7 min – BetaSP
Men are pigs – 2 min – BetaSP
Ein zwei drei – 7 min – BetaSP

1990
Stations of the cross – 11min- BetaSP
Crash – 8 min – VHS

LIMITED EDITION DVDS

in/flux July 2013 Qualis Artifex Pereo with Martin Bladh and Bo Cavefors ISBN978-91-85747-36-7 (Sweden) May 2006 Eenoog Koning includes “Nique ta mere!” (Netherlands) 2005 Tempsion – “Rectifier” includes “Nique ta mere!” (France)

ARTICLES AND SCHOLARLY RESEARCH ABOUT KAGANOF’S FILMS

July 2014 SALLY IN WINTERLAND: OVER INSPIRATIE, REALITEIT, IDENTITEIT EN SUSHI by Theodoor Steen http://www.salonindien.nl/2014/winterland-2009sally-in-winterland-2009/
August 2013 SPECTRES OF EXCESS by Professor Stephanus Muller. Paper presented at the Hearing Landscape Critically Conference held at Stellenbosch University
April 2012 WRITINGS ON THE WALL by Professor Henk Oosterling http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2012/04/24/writings-on-the-wall-a-necrology-by-henk-oosterling/
April 2012 KAGANOF’S POETIC FRENZY by Immanuel Stammelman http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2012/04/23/kaganof%E2%80%99s-poetic-frenzy/
April 2012 THE SUBSTITUTE by Anna Tilroe http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2012/04/19/the-substitute-by-anna-tilroe/
APRIL 2012 WHY CLONING IS UNNECESSARY: The Miraculous Fable of Aryan Kaganof’s selves by Mick Raubenheimer in CONTEMPO http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2012/04/18/mick-raubenheimer-obn-aryan-kaganof/
March 2012 ARYAN KAGANOF AND FORMALISM AFTER PRESENCE by Professor Eugenie Brinkema (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
December 2011 ON KAGANOF’S DIRTY PHASE by Jean Pierre de la Porte http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2011/12/22/jean-pierre-de-la-porte-on-kaganofs-dirty-phase/
October 2011 THE DIRT IS REAL – THE REST IS SYNTHETIC: THE ROUGH WORKS OF ARYAN KAGANOF by Anton Krueger http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2011/10/05/the-dirt-is-real-%E2%80%93-the-rest-is-synthetic-the-rough-works-of-aryan-kaganof/
March 2011 THE ARYAN KAGANOF ALPHABET by Professor Stephanus Muller, Stellenbosch University http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2011/03/11/stephanus-muller-the-aryan-kaganof-alphabet/
September 2010 POLITICALLY MOLTO “INK-ORRECT”. GENIO E SREGOLATEZZA NELL’OPERA DI ARYAN KAGANOF by Raphael d’Abdon http://www.absolutepoetry.org/Politically-molto-ink-orrect-Genio
September 2008 TAYLOR RAIN IS DIRTY GIRL IN VELVET: ARYAN KAGANOF AT THE KZNSA by Peter Machen http://www.artthrob.co.za/08sept/reviews/kznsa.html
April 2006 IL “SENSO” DELLA MEMORIA by Giuseppe Gariazzo http://www.sentieriselvaggi.it/articolo.asp?idarticolo=14510&idsezione=17

INTERVIEWS WITH KAGANOF

31 July 2012 in INTERVIEWS WITH EFFERVESCENT WRITERS edited by Christine Mautiana http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2012/07/31/interviews-with-effervescent-writers-aryan-kaganof/
16 May 2012 “THE POLITRICKS OF FICTION FOR LIFE” in DONGA (Dye Hard Press) edited by Paul Wessels and Alan Finlay Interview is by Paul Wessels. http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2012/05/16/aryan-kaganof-iunterviewed-by-paul-wessels/
20 Nov 2011 interview by Liepollo Rantekoa http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2011/11/26/liepollo-rantekoa-interviews-aryan-kaganof-20-november-2011/
29 May 2011 Jean-Pierre de la Porte interviews Aryan Kaganof about “African Film” http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2011/05/29/jean-pierre-de-la-porte-interviews-aryan-kaganof-about-african-film/
2 April 2011 “Ek is my alter ego” – interview with Henry Cloete in Die Burger http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2011/04/03/henry-cloete-interviews-aryan-kaganof/
October 2010 “SA MOVIE MAKER GOES DIGITAL” – interview with Alistair Cotton in SA Photo http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2010/10/24/sharp-sharp-3/
September 2010 ‘VISION OF THE ARTIST – ARYAN KAGANOF AND THE HIDDEN REVELATIONS” – by Mick Raubenheimer in ROOTZ http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2010/09/26/mick-raubenheimer-on-aryan-kaganof-and-the-hidden-revelations/
September 2010 “NEW POINT OF VIEW” – interview with Mary Corrigall in Sunday Independent http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2010/09/07/mary-corrigall-interviews-aryan-kaganof-about-sms-sugar-man/
July 2006 “THE TRUTH IS NOT GRUESOME” – interview with Anna Abrahams in mm2, Experimental Film Book http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2007/03/31/4730/
July 2006 “REBORN IN RANDBURG” – interview with Tymon Smith in Sunday Times Lifestyle http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2010/08/28/tymonsmith-interviews-aryan-kaganof/
2006 “ARTISTS AS THE WORK” – interview with Shaun De Waal in Mail & Guardian http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2011/02/07/shaun-de-waal-interviews-aryan-kaganof-about-uselessly/
13 August 2004 “THE AFRICAN WESTERN” – interview by Nadine Botha in Mail and Guardian http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2010/08/20/nadine-botha-interviews-aryan-kaganof-about-western4-33-mail-guardian/
August 2002 “CAPTAIN KAGANOF I PRESUME” – interview with Peter Machen in The Independent on Saturday http://kaganof.com/kagablog/2010/08/31/peter-machen-interviews-aryan-kaganof/

June 20, 2016

advice to the single

Filed under: kaganof — ABRAXAS @ 9:17 am

While you are still without a child ENJOY YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST because once the child is present it is the child’s life that is to be enjoyed to the fullest and you are merely an appendage to that.

June 13, 2016

ARYAN KAGANOF OFFICIAL BIO

Filed under: kaganof — ABRAXAS @ 12:25 pm

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