The goings on in contemporary South Africa- the shenanigans, sleaze, sweat, dirt, perversity, politics, economics and absurdity are the backdrop for my work. I document, in a deviant way, what is happening around me in South Africa. I’m fascinated by what makes people laugh, and the ability of people to laugh at themselves.


My work is narrative driven, telling universal stories, most often through drawing, video, and sculpture- using all three mediums to link various tales. However, I don’t restrict myself solely to these media- I collaborate with a wide range of people- whether it’s the different processes of making my sculptures, drawings and videos; or painting murals, or showing my videos in obscure places, or through performances…


I favour a hands-on, homemade approach and aesthetic, and have a great love of traditional art and its histories. Much of my work, although contemporary, and commenting on contemporary issues and technology is channeled through an old- fashioned approach and sensibility…


OR IS IT REALLY AN ISLAND…                                                                                          

Zoom on island

OR A SECRET HI-TECH FACILITY/ LAIR???

Island opens in half to reveal cut-out facility/ lair              

satellite dish grows out of lair and sends red circles into the sky                

Zoom

Cut to series of 4 interiors

Lizard in lab coat walks through them, interiors constructed from cutouts, all have playboy pinups on the wall

Cut to SHAKIRA DANCE STRIP SCENE (chop up of la Loba soundtrack)

Suddenly dance sequence turns into TV screen with static. Clawed, gloved hand changes the channel. Cut to ad

GET THIS 3 IN 1 PENIS COMBO                

ONLY R 1000 IF YOU CALL 0727123082 NOW                  

AND WE’LL GIVE YOU THIS JUMBO SIZED LYODE CREAM ABSOLUTELY FREE

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY…


BUT EVEN THOUGH EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT ON ASSTROPOLIS, THE ZEBRAS WANTED TO GIVE BACK TO THE INTERGALACTIC COMMUNITY. ON PLANET EARTH, WHERE BAD THINGS HAPPENED ALL THE TIME, SHIT WAS TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL. THE ZEBRAS DECIDED TO SORT THINGS OUT ONCE ALL FOR ALL BY FORMING A TEAM OF…”

Text scrolls downwards, white on black

Text disappears, hold black for 3 sec

KILLER TRANSVESTITE ZEBRAS FROM OUTER SPACE

Text flashes Yellow/ White


IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT

Noir sound (Third Man soundtrack) Text flickering, grainy, black and white.

Quick cuts of rain and lightning flashes

Cut to exterior view of door. It reads “Prince Barrack Hussein/ Private Investigator”

Zoom through door

Cut to interior view of run down office, crocodile (in red hat) paces up and down

I WAS WATCHING THE RAIN POUR…

cut to shot of rain

THE CLOCK TICK…

shot of a clock ticking- second hand moves slower than a second

AND THE SMOKE CURL LAZILY TO THE CEILING

smoke spirals past a light, against a bare brick wall

WHEN I HEARD A KNOCK AT THE DOOR…


The Fountainhead Residency

Artist’s Statement

Artist’s Links

website: www.cameronplatter.com         


gallery links:    www.whatiftheworld.com/featured-artists/cameron-platter/  


                          www.hilger.at   

Contact Us

Cameron

Platter

Cape Town,

South Africa