Single-channel video, colour, sound, loop
Duration: Approximately 25 minutes
Featured Here: Zoe
Duration of this Excerpt: 2 min, 14 sec
‘Sweat’ (2018) is a short companion film to Breitz’s installation ‘TLDR’ (2017), which can be viewed separately on this Vimeo page. In their own words, ten members of a community of Cape Town-based sex workers—all of whom are affiliated as activists with SWEAT (the Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce)—offer a series of insights into their lived experience. Their ten-tweet-long statements (each has a length of no more than 1400 characters) are drawn from a series of longer interviews (shot in Cape Town in February 2017). The durational interviews can be viewed in full length elsewhere on this Vimeo page.
[‘Sweat’ has a duration of approximately 25 minutes. It can be installed either as a single-channel installation (on a large flatscreen monitor, or as a wall-sized projection), or as a ten-channel video installation (in which case each individual’s narrative is looped on a separate flatscreen monitor).]
'Sweat' features Zoe Black, Connie, Duduzile Dlamini, Emmah, Gabbi, Regina High, Jenny, Jowi, Tenderlove and Nosipho ‘Provocative’ Vidima. It was conceived and produced in dialogue with SWEAT (the Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce), Cape Town, South Africa.
FULL INTERVIEW WITH ZOE:
MORE ABOUT SWEAT:
VIEWING 'TLDR' ON VIMEO: