Wednesday, June 11, 2008


"The genesis of creating this work lies embedded in searching for what it means to be white and African. By requesting that my skin be smeared in with black shoe-polish by a fellow African artist (Assane Sar (Senegal)), I hope to raise issues regarding identity within a diverse African cultural environment. Being a soundless video I attempt to force occular engagement of the work, thereby accentuating the visual surface of skin, and by it being looped I am addressing identity as an ongoing and (as yet), unresolved issue."

Sonya Rademeyer was one of five South African artists selected to participate in Dakart 2008. This is the first screening of ‘I am an African’ in South Africa.

(4 screenings only)
4 June: Wednesday 18h00 - 20h00
6 June: Friday 10h00 - 16h00 ARTIST TALK at 10h00
11 June: Wednesday 18h00 - 20h00
13 June: Friday 10h00 - 16h00

Accreditation to Omar Dia (Senegalese film maker) for the filming of this work in Senegal, December 2006.

1 comment:

Woyteac said...

interesting projects you have here

keep up creative work :)

cheers from Ireland,