Willem Boshoff: Reflections of a South African Artist

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Direction, camera and editing by Ian McDonald
Interviews by Tom Hickey
Music by Philip Miller
Produced by Geetha J. for Interventions
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Shot during the period of his residency at the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg in 2007, and interspersed with visuals of a retrospective of his works at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the acclaimed artist Willem Boshoff muses upon a life ‘at odds’ with himself, with his own people, and with Apartheid. In providing a personal portrait of one of South Africa’s most enduring artist, the documentary shines a light on a neglected story of opposition and resistance from Afrikaans-speaking South Africans to Apartheid.


August 2014: Whitley Bay Film Festival, UK
May 2012: ‘Art practice, language and politics’ seminar, Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton.
July 2011: Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
February 2011: The Centre of the Study of Contemporary Art, UCL, UK.