Norman C Catherine. Light and Dark

Description:

Norman Catherine is one of South Africa’s leading contemporary artists. This film is an exploration of Catherine’s self-confessed x-rated visions that meander and skulk in the convoluted labyrinths of a myriad of minds, usually all his own. Nothing is muted or subtle in Catherine’s work.
We take the viewer on a bizarre and extremely intimate journey into the mind and life of Catherine through the use of his pictures and interviews. Interviews include Jody Scheckter, Greg Marinovich, Professor Karel Nel, Linda Givon and Johnny Clegg.
The fact that South Africa has changed has done little to soften his “dark side” but a mutation has occurred.
The raw expressions of fear and fury have been replaced by an awareness of inner city psychosis caused by escalating violence, the underworld of gangsterism, crime, and the spread of corporate corruption.
On the lighter side we touch on Catherine’s collaboration with artist Walter Battiss and the incredibly imaginative “Fook Island” project.
An experimental time in his early years and the wicked, truthful sense of humour that allows one to shudder while laughing.

Light and dark

Light and dark

Light and dark

Light and dark

Light and dark

Light and dark

Light and dark

Light and dark

Light and dark

Light and dark

Credits:

Duration
45 Minutes

Country
South Africa

Genre
Documentary

Language
English

Director
Paulene Abrey

Producer
Paulene Abrey and Luaan Hong

Editor
Schalk van der Merwe

Cinematographer
Paul Kruger

Website
Launch the website (https://www.youtube.com/v/60LvEaQz9z8)

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