South Africa, 2010
Single channel video
DV-pal, 16:9, colour, stereo, 1'00"
Thank you Daniel a.k.a. Baganya, for showing your love for President Jacob Zuma.
The one shot video was filmed in The Shack, a famous shebeen in Soweto, not far from the house where Nelson Mandela once lived. The Shack was one of the many shebeens I visited in Soweto during the research for my immersive installation Shebeen in The Bag Factory in Johannesburg, where I was artist-in-residence for three months early 2010. My President is part of City One Minutes Johannesburg.
Next to a still from the video My President I show hereunder photographs from The Shack.
Screenings and exhibitions:
2013 Colombo Americano, Medellín, Colombia (as part of City One Minutes Johannesburg)
2012 Ciné Privé, Ghent, Belgium
2011 Belgian Open Grand Final, Ghent, Belgium
2010-2011 Enlightened City, Museum STAM, Ghent, Belgium (as part of City One Minutes Johannesburg)
2010 One Minute-One Shot festival at Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia