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Single-channel video installation, 11’23″ with sound Muthi follows enduring herbal practices at rural and urban sites in Johannesburg, the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal, showing chains of value and practice which include plant collectors, traders, traditional healers, local communities and users. … More


The Crown Against Mafavuke

Single-channel video installation, 18’45″ with sound The Crown Against Mafavuke is based on a South African trial from 1940. Mafavuke Ngcobo was a traditional herbalist who was accused by the local white medical establishment of ‘untraditional behaviour’. The film explores … More


The Fairest Heritage

Single channel video, 4’ 18” In 1963, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Kirstenbosch, the national botanical garden of South Africa
in Cape Town commissioned a series of films to document the history of the garden, … More

Unmade Film: The Closing Credits, 2013

Unmade Film: The Closing Credits

Unmade Film: The Closing Credits, 2013 16mm film, transparency, 6’ 58” loop Unmade Film: The Closing Credits is a 16mm film that shows barely anything. Instead of a scroll of names, white dots appear and disappear on black leader, placeholders of … More

Uriel Orlow, The Score, 2013

Unmade Film: The Score

Unmade Film: The Score Audio in 5 movements, 45’ Based on a concert Score for an Unmade Film about Deir Yassin that took place on 9 April 2013 at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, collaboration with Tareq Abboushi, Maya Khaldi, Dirar … More

Unmade Film: The Staging, 2012

Unmade Film: The Staging

Unmade Film: The Staging, HD Video, Silent, 9′ 30″, 2012 Unmade Film: The Staging evolved out of a collaborative workshop held in Ramallah and Jerusalem and conceived together with Frances Rifkin. The workshop explored forms of theatre developed by Augusto Boal … More


Plans for the Past

Plans for the Past, HD video with sound, 18′ 15″, 2012 A second part to Remnants of the Future, this film goes back to the original Mush in Eastern Anatolia. Unlike the ghost town in Armenia named after it, in … More

Fig. (Nationalisation)

Fig. (Nationalisation)

Fig. (Nationalisation), part of the series By Way of Illustration. Single channel video, pigment print (dimensions 26.5 x 35.7 cm), 2012 President Nasser announced the nationalisation of the Suez Canal from a balcony of the Cotton Exchange in Alexandria. Implicit … More

Fig. (After de Lesseps)

Fig. (After de Lesseps)

Fig. (After de Lesseps), Part of the series By Way of Illustration. Two channel HD video with sound, 7′, 2011-2012. In 1956, when President Nasser announced the nationalisation of the Suez Canal, the statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps, the French … More

Uriel Orlow - Holy Precursor, 2011

Holy Precursor

Holy Precursor is a meditation on the cycle of presence and absence, the after-life of traces, and nature as a solemn witness of history in the present.

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