|Videonight 07.02.08, 19 bis 21 Uhr|
Videonight 07.02.08, 7 bis 9 pm
hilger contemporary - Cameron Platter
The Stripper and the Zebras
Mr. Muafangejo and the Lion
The Crocodile and God
The Videoinstallation runs until 21.02.08.
Too Much of Anything is Very Dangerous is Cameron Platter's series of XXX Adults Only children's stories, a schizoid saga of salvation and damnation, the struggle of Evil versus Good, shown in an installation of large-scale hand-coloured pencil-crayon drawings, jacaranda wood sculptures, and cinema-sized animated video projections. This is comedy-noir, sexy, bloody, spiked with irony, cynicism and approaching love. Platter's targets and influences include politics, megalomania and the mass media; fast cars and beautiful women; crime fiction and gangster films; real life and things falling apart. Among the role-players in his alternative universes are a car-crashing crocodile, a conflicted lion who loves to pleasure himself, zebras from Outer Space, a stripper rising from the grave …
Platter (b. 1978 Johannesburg), dubbed "the delinquent love child of Quentin Tarantino and Dr Seuss", lives and works in Shaka's Rock, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His work is included in the Margulies, Sagamore, and Laurence Graff Collections. This is his first solo exhibition in Europe.