House of the Ballenesque
Running time: 9:04 minutes
Roger Ballen revisits Arles in France after an absence of 15 years and transforms an abandoned house that he visited in 2012. Join Roger on his rediscovery and allow your mind to be transformed. The House of the Ballenesque is featured in Arles at Les Recontres de la Photographie until 24 September 2017
Roger Ballen’s Theatre of Apparitions
Running time: 5:00 minutes
An animated theatre of dismembered people, beasts and ghosts, dance, tumble, make love and tear themselves apart, a nightmarish subconscious world, in black and white.
Roger Ballen’s Theatre of the Mind
Running time: 2:09 minutes
A psychological thriller set in a zone between sanity and insanity, dream and reality, the film takes Ballen’s work to the next level.
Roger Ballen’s Outland
Running time: 4:49 minutes
Film maker Ben Jay Crossman takes us on a journey to the Outland to show us the mind inside the mind.
Roger Ballen’s Asylum of the Birds
Running time: 6:22 minutes
To mark the publication of his long-awaited new monograph, Asylum of the Birds, photographer Roger Ballen, with director Ben Crossman, has produced this psychologically powerful, unforgettable film that follows Roger into a world synonymous with his photographs, as never before seen on film.
“I Fink U Freeky” by Die Antwoord
Running time: 3:55 minutes
I Fink U Freeky is a music video which features a collaboration between Die Antwoord and Roger Ballen. Die Antwoord consists of Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek, who have been together since 2008. They describe themselves as a “fresh, futuristic, flame-throw-flow-freeking zef rap rave krew from the dark dangerous depths of Afrika.”
Running time: 15 minutes
Memento Mori is a compelling visual experience that parallels Roger Ballens award-winning photography book Shadow Chamber. Filmed in a darkened space it is not clear whether we are encountering the insane, imprisoned or if we are in a fictional environment. The viewer is left guessing about this world and questioning their own psyche, the dark and even the lighter side.
Running time: 24:23 minutes
Platteland, by photographer Roger Ballen, was born of the profound irony that despite the political privilege apartheid had bestowed on whites, in the physical heart of the land there is inescapable testimony to the failure of the regime even to secure the well-being of the privileged minority.
Running time: 9:20 minutes
Dorps: Small Towns of South Africa, by photographer Roger Ballen, is about a part of “Old Africa” that is quickly disappearing.