The residue that is not the residue…. the show ‘interrupt’ was a complete success, all the work on display was fantastic (more images of the others work to follow). Now for my viva, fingers crossed!!
These pieces are for my thought process (sketchbook) and although you cannot hear there is an audio loop of the events that took place coming out of the floating plinth. The plinth has been painted to resemble the Ndebele houses of South Africa, while the gold doilies are there to represent Afrikaaner ‘doeks’. I was harking back to how during apartheid many were prosperous off the backs of the black workers.
As those were the starting points that lead me towards, finding ways to converse about our country’s volatile history. As well as finding ways to move forward into the new South Africa.
The statement for the work is:
Keep having conversations / gespreken / izingxoxo
(I have hopefully found the correct translations for the Afrikaans and Zulu versions of the word conversations) The idea being that everyone’s voice needs to be present for us to become a community.