DIE VLAKTE

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Visual Art
10+
Creativate Exhibition Hall
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Director: Brad Jackson
Music Composed By: Goldmund(Threnody) & Maribou State(Varkala)
Featured Artists: Brad Jackson
Company: Creativate

This installation is part of the Creativate Digital Arts Festival and will be on display from 28 June to 1 July. Open from 10:00 to 16:00 at the Creativate Exhibition Hall at Eden Grove. Entrance is free.

Spaces, places and socio-political anxieties
The emotive quality of objects and spaces within the language of vibrant matter

Die Vlakte, an area within the heart of Stellenbosch, was home to a community of good schools, family businesses and decades of history. By the end of the 1950s, the Group Areas Act was established, initiating separate areas for different races, and in 1964, Die Vlakte was proclaimed a white group area. This would affect thousands of coloured residents who would be moved out of their homes. The film depicts the ideological function of space and the emotive quality that these spaces hold specifically dealing with the notion of vibrant matter and the aesthetics of decay as well as constituting in showing the present day narratives of a space previously known as Die Vlakte.

 

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