3-Screen Video Installation by Rosalind Morris, with 16mm live film edit by Philippe Leonard, and post-screening conversation at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin.
The Gamblers is an immersive work that aims to take audience members on a Dante-esque journey across the threshold of borders — political as well as geopolitical — into a world beneath the surface of the earth and across the landscape of postindustrial labor in the ruins of South Africa’s gold mines. Made on location and in collaboration with South African cinematographer Ebrahim Hajee and southern African migrant miners Bhekani Mumpande, Prosper Ncube, and Darren Munenge, The Gamblers is part of a series of related works, which include the feature-length documentary We are Zama Zama, produced and directed by Rosalind Morris.
This multi-screen work and live edit of high resolution video and 16 mm film will be followed by a conversation between the work’s director Rosalind Morris, Philippe Leonard, its video editor and 16 mm film artist, Yolanda Ariadne Collins, Fellow 2018-20 at ICI Berlin, and Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky, Professor of Media Studies and Gender Studies at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
An event of the American Academy in Berlin in cooperation with the ICI Berlin, generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.