The confronting video and photography work of Roger Ballen

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By Gonzalo Benard in Video on Wednesday 23 January 2013

Roger Ballen is an American geologist, living in South Africa, who is very much on top of the photography world. He directed the stunning video for Die Antwood’s I Fink U Freaky, amongst other notable achievements. Yes, he’s a true master.

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Fatty Boom Boom: the remarkable new video by Die Antwoord

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By Callum Twigger in Video on Tuesday 23 October 2012

Through the obscene and brilliant faith/artistic movement that is Zef, South African hip-hop duo Die Antwoord kind of parody and embrace their own ridiculousness. Lady Gaga asked Die Antwoord to open for her; Yolandi Vi$$er and Ninja responded by making a video for their single Fatty Boom Boom where Gaga wears a meat dress, finds […]

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South African photographer Melanie Cleary

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By Dave Meinert in New Photography on Thursday 15 March 2012

My favourite South African photographer, Melanie Cleary, is known for the subtlety in which she wrestles with characters’ physical identity and self-presentation, as well as her pictures of Die Antwoord before they turned themselves into an Internet troll. She has two new bodies of work, Youth and New Years Day, North Beach, Durban 2012, which I find myself staring at more than the newsfeed page on Facebook.

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Die Antwoord perform I Fink U Freeky on Letterman

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Music on Friday 10 February 2012

Capetonian anti-heroes Die Antwoord brought a healthy dose of Zef to the Late Show with Dave Letterman this week when they performed their latest single, Fink You Freeky. After the Lana Del Rey episode, they probably figured uppers beat downers for this kind of thing. As an Afrikaans dude, I grin when phrases like ‘ek’s […]

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Brilliantly bizarre video for Die Antwoord’s I Fink U Freeky

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Saturday 4 February 2012

Die Antwoord, as unwavering in their schtick as they are, have not worn off on me. I still think they’re incredible, and I really dig their latest video for the track I Fink U Freeky.

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Die Antwoord

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By Allan Soutaris in New Music on Wednesday 9 June 2010

Die Antwoord is to your eyes and ears what a rusted nail is to a bare foot — once the initial pain and panic subsides and the tetanus shot administered. Well, maybe not like a rusted nail. Actually, I’m not really sure what they’re like. Immediately after viewing the video clip for their song Ninja, I cleaned my face and called a South African friend.

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