The Stripper and the Zebras, Mr Muafanjego and the Lion & the Crocodile and God

01 April - 20 April 2008
Cinema

Dubbed “the delinquent love child of Quentin Tarantino and Dr Seuss”, Cameron Platter’s targets and influences include corrupt politicians; megalomania and the mass media; fast cars and beautiful women; children’s stories, crime fiction and gangster films; Elvis Presley and Richard Pryor; Southern African woodcut masters; real life and things falling apart.

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He works in video, sculpture, drawing and sound to create comedy- noir installations filled with sex, irony, cynicism and approaching love. His alternate universes are populated by hard drinking crocodiles, conflicted lions, strippers that rise from the grave and zebras from outer space. His vision of salvation and damnation is both particular and universal.
The animated video projections on show at the KZNSA are titled The Stripper and the Zebras, Mr Muafangejo and the Lion and The Crocodile and God, and collectively form Platter’s series of XXX Adults Only children’s stories. The videos formed part of his 2008 exhibition at Hilger Contemporary, Vienna.