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'Polite Force - Beitbridge' (2002-)
'Polite Force - Beitbridge' (2002-)
'Polite Force - Beitbridge' (2002-)
'Polite Force - Beitbridge' (2002-)
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 'Polite Force - Beitbridge' (2002-)
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'Polite Force - Beitbridge' (2002-)

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Christian Nerf

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From Dan Halter:
"Polite Force is a leaderless group of volunteers performing random acts of public kindness. This means helping people in any way possible. One can wear articles of uniform emblazoned with the word POLITE that look similar to police outfits. This work by Christian Nerf has already been performed several times in different locations with various participants.
 
Beitbridge Polite Force takes this concept to the Beitbridge border between Zimbabwe and South Africa. This is a key transnational crossing point that is rife with corruption and notoriously difficult to negotiate. We hope to help people on their journey making it easier for them in that hostile environment. While we cannot afford to assist people financially, we hope to support them in other ways such as offering advice."
 
proto~ helped to facilitate the gear production for the performance of Polite Force at the Beitbridge border, 2021.
 
Christian Nerf performed Polite Force with children and adults alike during his residency at A4, August – October, 2019.
 
vinyl film on cotton T-shirt | medium
 
Christian Nerf is both an itinerant and enigmatic artist. He is currently a PhD candidate at Liverpool John Moores University.
 
Dan Halter’s artistic practice is informed by his position as a Zimbabwean living in South Africa. Using materials ubiquitous to South Africa and Zimbabwe, Halter employs the language of craft and curio as a visual strategy to articulate his concerns within a fine art context. Through this, as well as through photography and video, Halter addresses notions of a dislocated national identity and the politics of post-colonial Zimbabwe within a broader African context. He currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.