REMOTEWORDS – REDEFINING AN URBAN LANDSCAPE
16/05 – 29/08/2010
jozi art:lab / Sylt foundation, Johannesburg/South Africa
Installation: 14 aerial view photgraphs 80 x 120 cm, 1 walkable satellite image of Johannesburg 4 x 7 meters, 14 print out interviews, markers
The exhibition project “REDEFINDING AN URBAN LANDSCAPE” extends the concept of REMOTEWORDS into a virtual game for the people of Johannesburg to participate in.
A huge satellite image to walk into invites the visitor to mark a roof of his/her choice and take part in reshaping the urban landscape around ARTS on MAIN. The focus is the transition of Doornfontein and the rapid change of the urban landscape, forced by evictions and relocations in former times, nowadays by transformations as a result of the abolition of apartheid structures. The blog contributes to the discussion.