Street vendors: Medellín, Tirana, Johannesburg, Yogyakarta
(Netherlands/Colombia/Albania/South Africa/Indonesia)
Four channel video installation, 2018-2020
HD, 16:9, colour, stereo, 4 x 30 min.

Street vendors: Medellín, Tirana, Johannesburg, Yogyakarta is a video installation with four films about street vendors in four cities on four different continents. The phenomenon of microeconomics is the common thread in the work in which street vendors are observed in their trade and walk. The day passes, the viewer watches - without voice-over, dialogue or explanation. The small entrepreneurs show themselves inventive when they claim the sidewalk and generate their income while improvising.
Website: Street vendors

All films have been filmed by Su Tomesen
The project has been made possible by generous support of Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Tijl Fonds, Nederlands Filmfonds, Stichting Stokroos
Producers on location: Paula A. Rengifo, Luis Palacios Giraldo, Victor Muñoz (Calle), Stefano Romano, Lina Matahariku (Rruga), James Thomas, Neville Dube, Tumi Mokgope, Jurgen Meekel (Street ), Teguh Hartanto (Jalan)
Script advisors: Karel Doing, Richtje Reinsma (Jalan)
Additional filming: James Thomas (Street)
Editing: Fynn Roovers, Vava Stojadinovic (Jalan), Su Tomesen (Rruga)
Color correction: Fynn Roovers
Supervisor: Vava Stojadinovic
Sound mix: Boban Bajic, Charly van Rest (Jalan), Erik Spanjers (Rruga)
Graphic design: Teguh Hartanto
Thanks: el puente_lab (Medellín), Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art (Tirana), SYLT Foundation and The Bag Factory (Johannesburg)
Special thanks: All the street vendors in the films
Photos of the installation on this website: Mike Bink / Museum IJsselstein

Exhibitions:
2021 The Bag Factory, Johannesburg (group), curated by Candice Allison
2021 Plein Theater, Amsterdam (solo), curated by Berith Danse
2020 Museum Arnhem (group), curated by Mano Braat
2019-2020 Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (group), curated by Juan Sandoval
2019 Kunstlijn 2019, Haarlem (group)
2019 Galeria de Arte Contemporáneo Paul Bardwell, Medellín (solo), curated by Alejandro Vasquez
2019 Museum IJsselstein (group), curated by Imke Ruigrok
2018-2019 Ruang MES 56, Yogyakarta (solo)
2018 BIG ART, Amsterdam (group), curated by Anne van der Zwaag
2018 Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht (solo)