LO-DEF FILM FACTORY
Geo-Quiz: For over a year we have been engaged in a research project looking at archives, mapping and physical resources in central and southern Africa. Geo-Quiz is an old 80's geography board game we happened across. It did not have instructions so we could not figure out how to play it and instead decided to experiment with it. This video forms part of our broader project looking at uranium in the DRC and South Africa – a mineral that has been at the root of great conflict. Our work looks at the relationship between raw materials, technology and movement. We’ve been studying ways colonial practices have continued into this century, and how technological infrastructures trace the routes of former empires.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lo-Def Film Factory is a participatory community cinema initiative created by Francois Knoetze and Amy Louise Wilson. Employing an experimental praxis that emphasizes co-creation and mistake-making, it aims to create space for video storytelling. The initiative places value on the transmission of ideas and experience over high production value.