The 2016 Chale Wote Street Art Festival procession that ran through John Evans Atta Mills High Street in James Town, Accra, on 20 and 21 August was a mix of carnival and parade.
Cinema-going is often called escapism. Though hardly anyone who has made this claim is clear about why cinema-going is called a surreal or fantastical experience divergent from any other life experience. When Slavoj Zizek says, “cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn’t give you what you desire – it tells you how to desire”, he implies that cinema-goers are not only perverts, but also points to a more psychological sphere of the cinematic experience. If cinema is a kind of desire machine, how does one reconcile this fantastical experience with its violent malcontents?