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Sam Doctor

Sam Doctor

Sam Doctor

A Song for the Stone-breakers by Sam Doctor is a video installation showing in PICA’s screen space. Capturing the working environment of sulphur miners in Kawah Ijen, Indonesia, Doctor’s camera tracks the risky conditions and the realities of manual labour in hazardous and back-breaking terrain. The work takes its title from Gustav Corbet’s 1849 realist masterpiece The Stone Breakers. In the video the footage of the painterly location in Indonesia is juxtaposed with images of sulphur miners using primeval excavation methods in illegal mines in Indonesia.