Since graduating from the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, Robin Rhode has made a name for himself with his “subversive” actions in public spaces.
He shares an aesthetic with hip-hop culture. He has developed a body of work based on ephemeral interventions that blend performance, drawing and film. Using limited means that call to mind graffiti art, he draws settings and objects in charcoal or chalk with which figures (often himself) interact in short films. Little more than several lines on a wall or the ground, the settings that frame his sketches come to life using a simple principle: he creates his animations using a series of fixed images that appear one after another in cross-fade; bodies move and seem to enter the drawing as it evolves.