This project is based on my obsession with others’ obsessions with wealth, triumph and materialism.
The beginning of 2014 allowed my art production greater room for experimentation and spontaneity. I created a heap of poured gold – made from liquid foam and gold glitter. Although allowed the freedom of experimentation, I felt restrained by the process. Like all my previous work, I felt that in production, I had to be rigid and measured.
Each day of the residency I will place the sculpture in different art galleries and museums in the city of Johannesburg, photographing the scene and tracking my journey using maps. The commonality between the different locations is that they are commercial institutions selling art. I plan for my points of interest to be set out before the process begins. I look forward to embracing chance opportunities, unexpected interactions and unimagined possibilities within this organised framework.
I will create a Tumblr blog solely for the purpose of this project and check in daily with my photographs.
I look forward to investigating the relationship between the digital and the physical; that my sculpture will live on in its own tangible form, physically as temporary public art and digitally as more permanent public art.
To view the Post-Digital 2014 II, click here.