A video-work from Berni Searle‘s “Black smoke rising” trilogy; the title alluding to the controversial N2 Gateway Housing Project in Cape Town. Entering the premises, the Chronic asks: whose house is this?
Berni Searle’s video features on the cover of the Burnin’ and A-Lootin’ section of Chimurenga Vol. 16: The Chimurenga Chronic (available here).
Set in the week 18-24 May 2008, the Chronic, imagines the newspaper as a producer of time – a time-machine – which travels backwards and forwards, to place these events within a broader context and thereby to challenge the logic of emergencies and immediate needs that characterise contemporary African media.Buy the Chronic