Photography: Roger Ballen
Photographers’ Gallery za & Erdmann Contemporary, 63 Shortmarket Street,
Date & Time:
until October 27.
Tel: 021 4222762. Website: erdmanncontemporary.co.za.
According to the zef rave-rap performance art duo, Ballen’s Shadow Chamber series inspired the thinking behind the band. Ballen directs the crew’s I Fink u Freeky music video and returns to that shadow world. It is a deep plunge into the white South African subconscious in all its ugliness — its child predators and body dysmorphia, castrations and mutations, hate crimes and neuroses. Get a glimpse of the art behind the Die Antwoord meme at Ballen’s latest exhibition of photographs from Die Antwoord’s video and portraits and a selection from Shadow Chamber.