“To be considered in the company of the other excellent artists chosen this year, and in the past, is utterly thrilling.”
“It also gives me the opportunity to act as medium for and witness to the stories of the young men and women with whom I have worked for so many years. ‘The Zama Zama Project’ is, in the end, their work as much as mine.”
‘The Zama Zama Project’ is a multi-media, multi-format installation devoted to the works and lives of the migrants who scavenge for gold in the abandoned mines of South Africa. To be installed in site-specific ways, it may include short films in HD and UHD, multi-screen projections, and ink-jet prints. The shorter works of ‘The Zama Zama Project’ form part of a larger initiative that includes the recently completed feature documentary, We are Zama Zama.