Simon Gush
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3 Point Turn (in collaboration with Dorothee Kreutzfeldt), 2007. For the action, 3 Point Turn, Sam Matentji, a former minibus-taxi driver, was commissioned to do a stunt performance in Twist Street in front of the Point Blank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. One of the city's main taxi ranks is situated opposite the gallery, resulting in ± 150 000 commuters passing daily and creating heavy traffic in the area. The car was decorated in a style that referenced both stunt cars and minibus-taxis. Matentji christened the car Ihashi Lemohlophe, meaning 'White Horse' in isiXhosa. He proceeded to perform the task of completing a 3 point turn on the one-way road and then drive back against the traffic. The action was documented from the balcony of the gallery.