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Video installation, featuring four films and one soundtrack.
Ruang MES 56 and Su Tomesen present
Street Vendors: Medellín, Tirana, Johannesburg, Yogyakarta
This is the Indonesian premiere of the ambitious project that took six years, about life in a day of street vendors on four continents: Street vendors: Medellín, Tirana, Johannesburg, Yogyakarta. We watch the vendors as they are are being observed by Su Tomesen in their daily trials and tribulations. The day elapses and enfolds – without any voice-over, dialogue or explanation. These entrepreneurs prove to be resourceful in their claim of the sidewalks and, while improvising, they manage to generate an income. Tomesen portrays them while revealing the beauty of unintentional compositions, colors, forms and repetitive qualities. By this, the four films remind of installation art and performances.
Su Tomesen is an artist and filmmaker based in Amsterdam and Yogyakarta. Her work consists of videos, photography and installations. In the past years she’s had solo exhibitions in Erasmus Huis in Jakarta, Casa Tres Patios in Medellín and the House of Province in Maastricht. Street vendors: Medellín, Tirana, Johannesburg, Yogyakarta premiered at the Nederlands Film Festival in Utrecht and was exhibited at BIG ART in Amsterdam. Since 2017 her work is structurally supported for four years by Mondriaan Fund, thanks to their Stipend for Established Artists.