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It's about Beauty and Anger - Conversations with Tracey Rose

 
It's about Beauty and Anger - Conversations with Tracey Rose

South Africa is today one of the most dynamic and vigorous spaces of artistic practice. This series portrays Minnette Vari, Tracey Rose and Johan Thom, three leading South African artists who work with their own body, documenting, altering and irrealizing their performances with video. Based on the same artistic tools, the results, however,  are strikingly different. Rose is filled with anger about a world of racism, sexism, prejudice and ignorance. Her radical answers are painful, ironic - and full of beauty.
Rose: "Performance work is incredibly exhausting. You can not walk away from it. You cannot walk away from your body. It is one of the most anarchic art forms because it doesn’t have sale ability in the same way that everything else does. But it’s tiring. It’s really exhausting. It’s one of the most fantastic and liberating art forms. And it’s also, I think, one of the loneliest." (Tracey Rose 2008).
This film has not yet been released by the artist.

D 2010, 43 Min. (Location: South Africa)
Directors: Thorolf Lipp & Tobias Wendl
Photography & Editing: Thorolf Lipp
Federal German Research Foundation