#LANDEXPROPRIATION

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Visual Art
10+
Creativate Exhibition Hall
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Director: Donald Swanepoel
Featured Artists: Donald Swanepoel, Wesley Swanepoel
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.

The conversation around land reform in South Africa has taken centre stage after Parliament’s constitutional review committee has been charged with reviewing Section 25 of the Constitution. Although not representative of the country as a whole, Twitter as a platform provides an interesting viewpoint into how communities respond to different topics. #landexpropriation explores this through a simple visualisation. An algorithm scans the use of the hashtag #landexpropriation, in real-time on Twitter, and creates a physical visualisation to illustrate the share of voice on the topic.

 

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