Tree feller (Philip)
South Africa/Netherlands, 2017-2020
Single screen video installation, 1'05"
Street vendors in Johannesburg: Are they getting work or customers today? Perhaps tomorrow? Or the day after tomorrow? The short video Tree feller (Philip) which I edited early 2020 - before Covid entered the Netherlands - matches bizarrely enough with the freelancer's waiting or looking for jobs during the lockdown(s).
During the filming of Street (2017) - part of the four-channel video installation Street vendors - I came across this situation in a suburb of Johannesburg. I got permission from the man, Philip, to film him.
2020-2021 A still from the video is part of the local artist's contribution to The World After, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
2020 Unlocked/Reconnected, CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam, selected by director Annet Zondervan
2020 Solo exhibition Joburg hawkers, South Africa House, Amsterdam