SMAC Art Gallery 02

Son Gallery

From the series 'Shifting the Goalposts'

Dan Halter
From the series 'Shifting the Goalposts', Photographic print , 125 x 85 cm
Courtesy of Son Gallery, whatiftheworld/gallery and Dan Halter


Unit 9C Copeland Industrial Park 133 Copeland Road Peckham SE15 3SN London

Hours: Thursday - Sunday 12:00 to 6:00pm


Dan Halter at Son Gallery

‘Shifting the Goalposts’ is a photographic project based around the Beitbridge border between Zimbabwe and South Africa, a location notorious for illegal immigration. Those coming into South Africa are often met with harsh and xenophobic conditions upon arrival. Halter switched a set of goalposts from a football pitch in the deprived Musina South Africa for a set of goalposts from another pitch in Beitbridge Zimbabwe, subtly politicising both pitches which now each have local and foreign goalposts.

The recently-opened Son Gallery provides a sustainable platform for photography-inspired artists, and would like to thank whatiftheworld/gallery in Cape Town and the Goethe Institute for their support in creating this exhibition.

04 June 2010 - 04 July 2010