The BBC has posted flash animations of three new pieces by South African artist Robin Rhode. Less political than his earlier work, he still has that witty interplay between the second and third dimensions.
Rhode’s first US show was our Latitudes in 2003. While he was here he did a residency with the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC), and as part of it he did a teen-assisted art project that was exhibited around Minneapolis on bus-shelter posters (to see some, go to the WACTAC link above and click on “Storage”). Showing teens interacting with drawn scenes–a pair of kids conversing, their words appearing above their heads until the air is cluttered with their arguments; an office overflowing with papers from a printer; a skateboarder doing tricks on what’s actually a wall, etc.–each was created in offices that were about to be gutted for the Walker expansion. Below is Skateboard.