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May 28, 2017

Mick Raubenheimer – The Encounters interview

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first published here: https://weekendspecial.co.za/interview-aryan-kaganof/

May 20, 2017

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS – some reflections

Filed under: 2017 - Say It With Flowers — ABRAXAS @ 5:13 pm

“The whites had no notion yet that they were existing on the mere pittance of inherited and decaying values, soon to be overtaken by an enormous bankruptcy.”
Erich Heller

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The “seed” was a commission that I received from the Africa Open institute to make a film out of the complete Charlie Weich film collection that is housed at the National Film Archive in Pretoria. I was commissioned in 2013 to make the film but it took a very long time to find the right “in” to the material, and I kept on having to postpone the delivery of the work. The Institute very graciously allowed me the extra time that I needed to finally find a way to dissect the cloying whiteness of it all without surrendering or denying my own positionality. In short – it was a very difficult and very personal project for me, one that I would describe as intolerable.

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Because the intolerable is, according to Deleuze “no longer a serious injustice, but the permanent state of the banality of the quotidian” (1), I feel I will have succeeded if Say It With Flowers manages, through the senses, to provoke audiences to see something intolerable in the world.

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With society in flux and the advent of the media world it has become impossible to distinguish the real from the imaginary. Instead of being based on cinema’s traditional action and linear stories, Say It With Flowers is based on montages of “time images” (a term coined by Gilles Deleuze), on time itself.

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My intention here is to estrange white people from their nostalgia for a time that was not, in fact, better than the world we live in, but rather, an intolerable state of serious injustice (for those not classified as “white”).

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Compared to so-called documentary filmmakers, I am not interested in the real as such, it being an ideological, abstract category, but rather in the relationship that can be nurtured with the ontology of Weich’s shots towards generating a post-white consciousness.

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Thus, the (white) world is forced to lose its usual contours and reveal new ones.

Aryan Kaganof
20 May 2017

(1) Gilles Deleuze, Cinema 2: The Time Image, University of Minnesota Press, 1989 (first published in french in 1985)

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS – South African premiere during Encounters documentary film festival, sat june 3, Labia, Cape Town

Filed under: 2017 - Say It With Flowers — ABRAXAS @ 12:43 am

“The whites had no notion yet that they were existing on the mere pittance of inherited and decaying values, soon to be overtaken by an enormous bankruptcy.”
Erich Heller
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May 19, 2017

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS @OBERHAUSEN

Filed under: 2017 - Say It With Flowers,kaganof — ABRAXAS @ 10:33 pm

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SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

Filed under: 2017 - Say It With Flowers,stephanus muller — ABRAXAS @ 10:26 pm

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April 21, 2017

Say It With Flowers world premiere @Oberhausen INternational Short Film Festival Monday 15 May

Filed under: 2017 - Say It With Flowers — ABRAXAS @ 3:38 am

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book your ticket here: https://kurzfilmtage.filmchief.com/event-schedule?event=90

April 10, 2017

Say It With Flowers

Filed under: 2017 - Say It With Flowers,stephanus muller — ABRAXAS @ 2:53 pm

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The new South African film production Say It With Flowers (24min24sec, 2017), has been selected for competition screening by the International Short Film Festival of Oberhausen in Germany (11-16 May 2017), as well as the Encounters Documentary Film Festival (1-11 June 2017), Johannesburg and Cape Town iterations. The film is comprised entirely of found footage ‘home movies’ filmed by Charles Weich (1892-1973), much of it focusing on international musicians visiting Cape Town. The original Weich material is housed at the National Film Archive in Pretoria. Say It With Flowers is edited and directed by Aryan Kaganof, and produced by Stephanus Muller for Africa Open.

March 15, 2017

Say It With Flowers

Filed under: 2017 - Say It With Flowers,stephanus muller — ABRAXAS @ 2:33 pm

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January 13, 2017

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

Filed under: 2017 - Say It With Flowers,kaganof short films — ABRAXAS @ 10:55 am

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“The whites had no notion yet that they were existing on the mere pittance of inherited and decaying values, soon to be overtaken by an enormous bankruptcy”
Erich Heller

Say It With Flowers
24min24sec
2017
South Africa

A found footage bouquet arranged and abused by Aryan Kaganof. Film material shot by Charles Weich between 1948 and 1973 was mashed up with the soundtrack to Brief Encounter. The result is an indictment of the pathological whiteness that manifested itself virulently as “apartheid”.
produced by Stephanus Muller for Africa Open

January 12, 2017

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

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every act of creation is inseparable from the critique of its medium, and every work, intensely reflecting upon itself, looks like the embodied doubt of its own possibility.
Erich Heller

Say It With Flowers
24min24sec
2017
South Africa

A found footage bouquet arranged and abused by Aryan Kaganof.
Film material shot by Charles Weich between 1948 and 1973 was mashed up with the soundtrack to Brief Encounter.
The result is an indictment of the pathological whiteness that manifested itself virulently as “apartheid”.
produced by Stephanus Muller for Africa Open