Johannesburg, South Africa
The performance sought to offer that part of the human self which is denied existence by the repressive labor market for immigrants…
In this project, I collected and substituted the posters of illegal immigrant laborers with human skills offered as a profession to be sold with handwritten contact numbers of the same laborers around the city of Johannesburg to mislead and confuse the locals for a couple of weeks.
The project concluded with a performance conducted with a group of migrant laborers on the highway of Johannesburg on selling personal skills with placards announcing the offered personal skill at hand. As a tiller, like a plumber, as a friend, as a human, as a mother, and as a dreamer; different identities were explored by me along with immigrants through their daily struggles.