Polite Force

Event
October 3, 2019
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Polite Force patrols the east City.


Kathryn Smith writes that the first noteworthy performance of
Christian Nerf's 'Polite Force' took place in 2002 outside the World Trade Centre, Johannesburg. The late artist Barend de Wet was the sole member (Smith, K. 2019. 'Christian Nerf's Polite Force').

Since then, 'Polite Force' units – groups of leaderless, anonymous participants dressed in 'Polite's' riot gear – have patrolled all over the world, offering help to strangers.

Christian Nerf's 'Polite Force' at A4 Arts Foundation coincides with the launch of proto~ and a live performance by multi-disciplinary artist Bonolo Kavula.


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Credits

Coordinator:
Nisha von Carnap

Participants:
Maria Garces
Gregory Nerf
Patrick Tshimanga Tahilombo
Christian Cheri
Mangi Besa

Links

︎ Christian Nerf Residency
︎ Archive as Terrarium: Part 3




















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