South Africa, Chromatic Existences - Episode 2: Such a Violent Time
South Africa is commonly associated with violence, through its history, of course, but also as a mirror of an all-pervasive global violence. David Goldblatt, himself a victim in his country, has chosen to photograph the criminals in large format, drive them to the scene of their crime and listen to their story. Mikhael Subotzky is questioning violence and its representation. He has confronted the aesthetic approach assumed by photography and the reality that surrounds it.
What you will learn in this film…
The value of photography according to David Goldblatt • His quest for reality • The origin of the series Ex-Offenders • His listening work • The crime scene • A face of violence • A specificity of black and white • A search for equality with the subject • The source of crime for David Goldblatt • A link between South African violence and global violence • A violence of representation • The importance of form • A search for instability in the composition of the photograph • The photographic double according to Wim Wenders
00:00 David Goldblatt 03:24 Extract the essential 07:16 Mikhael Subotzky 10:39 Break the surface
03:24 Extract the essential
07:16 Mikhael Subotzky 10:39 Break the surface
10:39 Break the surface