27.03.2014 – 17.05.2014, Film Screening 17.05.2014, 11H00
Goethe-Institut, Gallery & Auditorium
Despite the success of the car, the tensions between management and workers escalated and resulted in a wildcat sleep-in strike that closed production at the factory. The strikers used upholstery materials to create beds and uniforms, which were used during the sleep-in.
Red examines the larger political and social story of the car and the strike that followed. The exhibition is made up of installation elements and a new documentary, that follows individuals who were directly involved.
Simon Gush has exhibited widely in South Africa and abroad, and with this exhibition continues to pursue his interest in the thematic of work.
The documentary was made in collaboration with James Cairns and the clothing designed by Mokotjo Mohulo.