Our guest post for this Monday features Earth Matters artist Christine Dixie. Dixie’s work features prominently within the “Imagining the Underground” theme of the exhibit, shaping ideas surrounding the exhibit of what investigations into the underground can reveal about our connections to the land.
In this video, produced by the Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking, Dixie tells us more about her connection to the landscape above ground – another theme in Earth Matters – particularly that of her home in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, found in much of her other work:
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Find more from Christine Dixie at her website here, and check out more from Big Fish here. What do you think the connection between landscape, art, and the artists who make that art is? What does it mean to connect with a landscape in a personal and intimate way? How does mapping affect that connection? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Producer/Director: Pumlani Veto
Production Assistant: Unathi Peyana
Camera: Siviwe Besman
Sound/Editing: Pumlani Veto
Additional Footage: Mark Wilby
Special Thanks to: Chrisitine Dixie, Ruth Simbao, Lindi Arbi, Karen (Rhodes Sculpture Department), Rhodes University
Mentor: Neville Josie
Big Fish Supporting Team: Gail Bond, Connie Mosegedi, Tanya Sutton, Angela Campbell, Maureen Lesufi, Lazararu Chokewe, Itumeleng Swartz
Training: Loreley Yeowart
Head of Technical: Paul Freathy
Head of Finance: Wilma Rall
Executive Producer: Melanie Chait