Black Star
a video installation by
Jesse Weaver Shipley

May 25–27, 2012


Haverford College

370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041 USA

Exhibit hours:

Friday, May 25, 4:30-6:00 p.m.,
Saturday, May 26, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.,
Sunday,May 27, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Dzino-Producer, Loretta Wallace-Editor, Jeff Cobbah-Camera, Ben Angmor Abadgi-Production Assistant

About the Exhibit

Black Star displays Ghana's participation in the 2010 football World Cup held in South Africa, using the spectacle of global football to tell more intimate tales of West African cosmopolitan travel and life. Black Star not only presents players and coaches, but also hairdressers, photographers, television presenters, DJs, rappers, sex workers, hustlers, fans, ticket scalpers, and comedians. Moments of aspiration and loss flicker throughout the installation, as Ghanaians passionately follow their team amidst the grand celebrations of a major global corporate-sports event. Characters and storylines develop across the eight video screens, juxtaposing public actions with intimate places. Black Star reveals the pleasures and dangers of a cacophonous, international event. Organized in conjunction with the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities' 2011-12 Faculty Seminar "Changing Technologies of Power in the Entrepreneurial Age."

All Receptions, Exhibits, and Related Programs are free and open to the public.