Survey: Cape of Good Hope 2005-9

Jane Alexander

Survey: Cape of Good Hope 2005-9

Survey: Cape of Good Hope comprises a series of 54 black-and-white manipulated photographs and photomontage images, presented here in book form with an introduction by the artist; the sequence also exists as a large-scale slideshow. The images, leading from the rural areas of the Western Cape into the city of Cape Town, refer to historical markers and the postcolonial environment. These include land as a resource, repository and site of human presence, habitation, conflict and migration, considering the social environment in the context of visible economic polarities, endemic violence and the picturesque landscape. Alexander sees this series as a contextual backdrop against which the origin of her sculptured figures can be considered.

Published by Stevenson | 2015
Hardcover, 112 pages | ISBN 978-0-620-64495-2 | Price: R320


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