About the Video:
When a Dutch artist comes to the ex-colony of Surinam and stays for 3 months in the small mining town Moengo wearing sunglasses and a leather jacket with fringes he soon is know as the "White Rocker". The video shows Jouwersma becoming the protagonist of his project by putting himself in the public attention by selling Cd's on the street and joining the Reggae jam sessions where he plays guitar. The rocker builds a stage of old cars in the middle of town and the night before he goes home he performs punk songs about Moengo and eventually "dies" on stage surrounded by a dancing crowd while playing guitar with his teeth.
LINK - PROJECT BLOG
Year :project: 2012 - april - june /
Type : Video. Social interventions, performance and music stage
Place: Moengo (Surinam) public space, Tembe Art Studio
Context: A small town in the inland of Surinam.
Photo's by Steven Jouwersma, Basta, people from Moengo
Material: 4 cars, metal, wood, paint, cd's, leather jacket.
Thanks to: Micheal B, Rast2, Durangu, Revo, Master Billa, Basta Digital, Marcel Pinas, Tresna Pinas and her dance group "Teke Leki", Henk, Eduard, Dinesh, Mario, and all the persons who helped making the show.
supported by the Mondriaan Fonds