03 Mar Volume 3 of Anthony Bila’s Commemorative Project ‘Black History March’
Anthony Bila shared the third instalment of his ongoing commemorative project, ‘Black History March’. Through words, motion picture and still photography the project acts in remembrance and celebration of various time periods, places and people in African history.
For three years now Anthony has purposefully released ‘Black History March’ after the official Black History Month in February, saying “I want to dispel the notion that black history needs a ‘special month’, the shortest month of all no less, dedicated to it as commemoration and remembrance of the rich, incredibly vast history of Africa and its people.” Instead, he believes that black history should be venerated at every given opportunity – just as other significant parts of history are. “The name of the series is a double entendre,” he explains. “March being the month we are in, and ‘march’ in the sense that we soldier on as a people. Moving forward, but never forgetting to reflect and look back at where we have come from. This is something I believe we should all do.”
Volume 3 of ‘Black History March’ consists of a short film and a series of grainy, atmospheric photographs featuring The Sartists Kabelo Kungwane and Wanda Lephoto.