Street Vendors: Medellín, Tirana, Johannesburg, Yogyakarta
Netherlands - Colombia - Albania - South Africa - Indonesia / 2018-2020 / four channel video installation / HD video, 16:9, colour, 5.1 surround soundtrack / 4 x 30 min.

Street Vendors: Medellín, Tirana, Johannesburg, Yogyakarta is a video installation featuring four films about street vendors in four cities on 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 prove to be resourceful in their claim of sidewalks and, while improvising, they manage to generate their income. The films reveal the beauty of unintentional compositions, colors, forms and repetitive qualities. By this, the four films remind of installation art and performance. Website: Street Vendors

On the occasion of the world premiere of Street Vendors a leporello was published with texts by Margriet Schavemaker, Tejo Remy, Zef Hemel and Tijs van den Boomen. Read more: Leporello

All films have been filmed by Su Tomesen
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 Bag Factory (Johannesburg)
Special thanks: All the street vendors in the films
Photos of the installation at Museum IJsselstein: Mike Bink

Street Vendors
has been made possible by generous support of Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Tijl Fonds, Nederlands Filmfonds, Stichting Stokroos

2022 The Bag Factory, Johannesburg (solo)
2021 Plein Theater, Amsterdam (solo)
2020 Museum Arnhem (group), curated by Manon 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), curated by Akiq AW
2018 BIG ART, Amsterdam (group), curated by Anne van der Zwaag
2018 Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht (solo), curated by Paulien Dresscher and Parwin Mirrahimy - World Premiere