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In The Company Of

 
Simon Gush (South Africa, 1981) lives and works in Cape Town. He moved to Belgium in 2007 from Johannesburg, where he studied Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand, graduating in 2003. In South Africa, Gush has been an active member of the artistic community, frequently collaborating with other producers and also curating projects alongside developing his own practice.

Fascinated with the complexities of 'speaking politically', Gush adopts a strategy of not approaching things directly, believing that the most effective way to communicate is through allusion and devices such as metonymy and metaphor. In his work, the act of 'saying something political' is continually examined and rehearsed.

In The Company Of (2008) The single channel video In the Company Of depicts a 5-a-side football game, which was played on railway tracks in Moscou, Gent. The players included immigrants to Belgium who originally came from different parts of the world as well as other European countries. The 10-channel audio which completes this installation provides the personal aural experience of each of the 10 players. PLAYERS Hassan Ben Daoud, Edwin Borgt, Jorge Hedilazio, Carlos Morbey, Bruno Gonçalves Relogio, Daniel Romero, Top Selami, Rupert van Steenland, Peter Van Hecke, Oleg Yushko DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Jasper Rigole CAMERA Christopher Daley, Johan van Gerwen, Elias Grootaers, Tomas Hendriks SOUND Wannes Gonnissen COLOR Alexander Van Waes


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Stevenson (Cape Town, Johannesburg) www.stevenson.info
West (Den Haag) www.west-denhaag.nl


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