EXHIBITION

Anticipated Memory

2007

You and me were never meant to be part of the future. All we have is now. All we ever had was now.”

                                               

The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink                                                                Robots, 2002.

 

 

The works in this collection have their roots in my previous exhibition, Promised Land, from 2005.

 

In those works I reflected on Utopia and its role for us in matters of life and death. Utopia may be understood as reflecting the fear of death and the wish to be reconstituted and live on in place if not in body.

 

I am interested in Utopia’s connection to the future and its simultaneous resonance with the past in nostalgia. It is often the past to which we refer when designing Utopia.

 

Bonita Alice 2007

Black Float Trees
Black Float Trees

2006 wool dust and archival glue on paper diam. 690mm

Black Float Trees (detail)
Black Float Trees (detail)
Cypress (diptych - rh panel)
Cypress (diptych - rh panel)

2007 wool dust and archival glue on paper diam. 690mm

Cypress (diptych - lh panel)
Cypress (diptych - lh panel)

2007 wool dust and archival glue on paper diam. 690mm

Cypress diptych (detail)
Cypress diptych (detail)
Utopian Silhouette
Utopian Silhouette
Utopian Silhouette (detail)
Utopian Silhouette (detail)
Heaven II
Heaven II

2007 washboards, enamel paint, oil paint each washboard approx H 500mm

Joburg Diptych (LH panel)
Joburg Diptych (LH panel)

2006 wool dust and archival glue on paper H 700mm