NOT x Chris Saunders
In September 2014, Wallplay presents NOT x Chris Saunders, an exhibition of photography, video, sculpture, and one of a kind garments opening at Wallplay’s concept space on New York’s Lower East Side. This exhibition is the culmination of a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary experiment between New York based designer Jenny Lai, Johannesburg based photographer Chris Saunders, and four local creatives from South Africa.
Curated by Jenny Lai, Chris Saunders, and Christina Fleuron, NOT x Chris Saunders explores the process of creative cross border collaboration and showcases the distinct people, places, and processes that make South African fashion unique. By utilising Wallplay’s first and second floor, 12 street level screens and rooftop projections, the exhibition will convey, across several platforms, how a cross cultural collaboration can happen in the modern digital age. The exhibition will make this rich project come alive by inviting visitors through the tactile process of each collaboration: through documentation images, design sketches, final photographs, and a video that shows each garment in performance.
The video is the culmination of the four collaborations into individual performance pieces by Manthe Ribane edited into one video piece.
Directed by Chris Saunders
Edited by Ross Maxwell
Cinematography by Chris Saunders and Justin McGee
Featuring a performance by Manthe Ribane
with music from okmalumkoolkat - ijusi (instrumental) produced by cid rim + the clonious, affine records 2014
Make up and hair by Liezl Leach
Collaborative Creations by
All in Conjunction with NOT by Jenny Lai
A NOT X CHRIS SAUNDERS Collaboration 2014