Kwasukasukela is a phrase taken from isiZulu meaning “In the Beginning” or “Once Upon a Time”.

In this immersive projection mapping installation a fusion of AI, animation, projection, poetry, and African storytelling is used to rediscover ancient and contemporary origin stories.

We bring these magical stories to life in the physical space by creating a  360° installation that the audience may walk into, we replicate the hut of a traditional healer (also known as a sangoma – “the one of song”), where the audience can enter for healing. We endeavour to recreate a traditional healing experience, the audience member is transported to a magical and spiritual dimension of story and spirit where they can have influence on how the first stories affect their reality.

AR Posters featuring the 4 poets formed part of the immersive installation at the Creative Africa Forum in Paris (2023) as well as Playtopia (2023) and RHAM Conference (2024).


Directed by
Inka Kendzia and Xabiso Vili
With the support of
The funding from the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and with the support of the French Institute of South Africa
As part of the Africa Creation Forum 2023
Poetry by Belita Andre, Nomashenge Dlamini, Modise Sekgothe, Xabiso Vili
Illustration by Carmen Ziervogel
Animation by Natan Fourie, Anwar McWhite, Janine van Schoor, Inka Kendzia, Noël Labridy, Brad Stillwell
Music composed by Mr Sakitumi, Sky Dladla, Odwa Bongo
Traditional Instruments and singing by Sky Dladla, Odwa Bongo
Music and Sound design produced by Mr Sakitumi
Final Mix Sound and Motion Studios (Cape Town)
Produced by Lung Animation
Executive Producer Michaël Swierczynski
Featuring artworks and imagery by Keiskamma Art Project, FaithXLVII, Imraan Christian, Mark Rautenbach, Seth Pimentel, Zaki Ibrahim, Zolani Mahola, Purity Mkhize, Elise Wessels, Mearg Taddese, Jeroen Swinkels
LiDAR scan point cloud renders by Jason Stapleton
In collaboration with Artificial Intelligence
Artistic and technical advisor (France) : Sébastien Mizermont, Director Virtual Lightning Box
Special thanks to Luc Briard, Christelle Folly, Liz Gomiz, Karine Lagrange, Aurelien Lechevallier
A Siziintsomi Creations and Inka Kendzia Collaboration