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Phantazein

Mixed media

2011

 

An incomplete replica handmade scale model of a ship that would have once docked in Table Bay, Cape Town.

Sightings

Carbon paper on Hahnemuller

2010

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Studio Wall

Mixed Media

2011

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A road on a street in an alley through a field

Archival print

2011

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An excerpt of an archive

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People’s Post

12 July 2011, 19 July 2011, 26 July 2011, 16 August 2011

Archival digital print on cotton rag

2011

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If walls could talk would they sing

Sound piece

Composed in collaboration with Brendon Bussy​

2010

Partly narrative, partly thematic, the score of this piece takes as its basis the facade of the building in which the work was shown - then belonging to Whatiftheworld Gallery. The building had previously been the meeting house of an old Jewish synagogue, and the composition melodically traces the interwoven textures of the local Woodstock community into the present day.

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The Reader

Mixed media installation

2011

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In Chapter 3 it rains

Graphite on Fabriano

2011

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Inspired by my (then) local neighborhood, this body of work employs the device of the novel to explore a collection of interweaving concerns that draw on history, narratives of progress, fable, visual conundrum and text. A Novel in Parts takes as its point of departure the Woodstock environ, a place long on the brink of becoming something else. Suspended between a forgotten colonial past and a promising future, ongoing gentrification efforts signal an important but not unproblematic shift within an area whose diversity and cultural heritage make it unique within a deeply segregated city.

What is made visible and what is not, from the suburbs submerged shoreline to the gallery's renovated premises, evoke a series of hauntings that link social, environmental and political concerns explored in the exhibition on a narrative and conceptual level. In so doing, I allude to different spaces within and without the exhibition and gaps and dislocations in reading/viewing that decenter the viewer, and instead position them as an interpretive agent among a range of unreliable manifestations, none more probable than the next.

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Perfect Vehicle (Fat Boy)

Chrome coated resin

2008

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The World, inverted

Mixed Media

2008

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Um

Graphite on Wall

2008