Barbershop / Steel wool
South Africa - Netherlands / 2010 / two single screen videos / SD, 4:3 and 16:9, colour, stereo / 1'00”
Having a haircut on the streets of Alexandra, a township of Johannesburg, can be an adventurous thing.
I edited two versions of the footage: Barbershop and Steel wool. In Barbershop I interview the barber and he recommends the commerce (which is actually not his own), in Steel wool I am a 'fly on the wall' and show the interaction between the men.
The videos were realized in collaboration with fellow artist Senzo Shabangu during our artist-in-residency at the Bag Factory Artist's Studios in Johannesburg in 2010.
2020 Barbershop, part of solo exhibition Joburg Hawkers, South Africa House, Amsterdam
2016 Barbershop, part of solo exhibition Jejak, Erasmus Huis, Jakarta
2013 Barbershop, VHS Festival Rotterdam
2013 Steel wool, Colombo Americano, Medellín, Colombia (as part of City One Minutes Johannesburg)
2010-2011 Steel wool, Enlightened City, Museum STAM, Ghent, Belgium (as part of City One Minutes Johannesburg)
2010 Steel wool, screening in the installation Shebeen, at the end of my residency at the Bag Factory Artist's Studios, Johannesburg