Blue Heads (2018)

Reconfigure (2018)

Parts and Hybrids (2017)

Animal (2015 - 2016)

make up (2015 - 2016)

Climbers (2014 - 2016)

Black Bird, White Bird (2014 - 2016)

Tree Babies (2014 - 2016)

Non-Retinal Heads (2014)

Doppels (2014 - 2016)

Letters from Noordhoek (2013)

Breathe (2012 - 2013)

Memorystickwall (2011)

& Pooof ! (2010)

Unravelling... (2008)

Plastic (2000 - 2008)

Vessels (2005 - 2010)

Wordfry (2006)

Compost (1993 - 2000)

Mapula Project (1993 - 2000)





Animals, exhibition at Tokara, Stellenbosch, Curated by Ilse Schermers

In my sculptures of bird and rabbit, there is an afnity for the beak and ears, organs for expressing and listening and what Rosi Braidotti (2011) describes as “expressive intensities”. In Bird Language (2015), a flock of smaller birds are like words in transversal movement, under the shady branches of the tree. In a natural environment, the ceramic bird is intended as a site of interaction between nature, representation and language. In this way it represents an assemblage of what can be termed animal-becoming1 and therefore as a dialogue between human and animal.

Listening is a major part of dialogue. The ears of a rabbit are not only for listening to high frequency vibrations and energies , but a rabbit, while at home on the ground, uses his or her ears to facilitate travelling around ‘unmarked’ or unknown territory, in underground tunnels. Rabbits have 360 degree panoramic vision. Through emphasis on the listening and visual abilities, Grey Rabbit (2016) embodies new routes and pathways.

1 Becoming animal is expressed in Rosi Braidotti’s Nomadic Theory: The portable Rosi Braidotti (2011) as seeing the animal not as a scientific species but as a field of forces and capabilities which reconnect human and animal.


(From ANIMAL catalogue)




Rabbit I, At Le Quartier Francais, Franschoek. <br>Mr. Singh Private Art Collection Rabbit II, ANIMAL Exhibtion at Tokara Delicatessen, Stellenbosch<i> April 2016 until September 2016. Curated by Ilse Schermers.</i> Rabbit III (2016) Bird Language (2015), ANIMAL Exhibtion at Tokara Delicatessen, Stellenbosch<i> April 2016 until September 2016. Curated by Ilse Schermers.</i>
Rabbit I (2016)
Black Clay + White Slip
m x m x m
Rabbit II (2016)
Smooth Stoneware
m x m x m
Rabbit III (2016)
Coarse and Grogged Stoneware
m x m x m
Bird Language (2015)
Black Clay with White Slip
m x m x m



ANIMAL



Exhibtion at Tokara Delicatessen, Stellenbosch April 2016 until September 2016. Curated by Ilse Schermers.

ANIMAL CATALOGUE
(Editor: Gavin Younge, Photographer: Francois Swanepoel)

Rabbit II, ANIMAL Exhibtion at Tokara Delicatessen, Stellenbosch<i> April 2016 until September 2016. Curated by Ilse Schermers.</i>
Bird Language (2015), ANIMAL Exhibtion at Tokara Delicatessen, Stellenbosch<i> April 2016 until September 2016. Curated by Ilse Schermers.</i>



LE QUARTIER FRANCAIS.



At Le Quartier Francais, Franschoek.
Mr. Singh Private Art Collection

Rabbit I, At Le Quartier Francais, Franschoek. Mr. Singh Private Art Collection


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