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Robbie, I Rode Over Snowball- Accessorising tragicomics

May 3, 2011

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Robbie, I Rode Over Snowball is an autobiographical story about the death of my first dog and best friend, Snowball. The story will be made using a miniature book format (just slightly bigger than a 5 Rand coin), hand-bound and eventually worn as a clothing accessory (most likely around the neck or as a belt item). By experimenting with format, the reader is encouraged to engage with the narrative on a more intimate level. The object as a clothing accessory references the way in which we express  identity through what we wear, similar to how we use personal narrative to construct a sense of self in remembering the past. Limited edition copies of Robbie, I Rode Over Snowball will be sold at the Co/Mix 2011 merchandise store.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 4, 2011 8:43 am

    Awesome. Love the drawings and the idea of wearing your memories. A tragic story but so cool to be an artist and able to do something with it.

  2. willemsamuel permalink
    May 4, 2011 11:01 am

    I was already impressed BEFORE i saw the size of the book! Powerful way of telling a pretty heavy story. Leaves allot for the imagination!

  3. May 4, 2011 2:09 pm

    Thanks guys. Most of the entries are abstract marks I mine from my journals. I interpret marks made, edit them and place them into a narrative.

  4. Anco Henning permalink
    May 6, 2011 7:22 am

    Hey Robs. Love this. Where is the Co/Mix 2011 merchandise store?

  5. May 6, 2011 8:36 am

    Thanks Anco. It’ll be in the Thomas Pringle Hall in the main festival building at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. You should come. It would be best for everyone.

  6. May 6, 2011 8:57 am

    I’m sorry for your loss @_@

  7. Colleen Ross permalink
    May 21, 2011 8:27 am

    So much told with such economy. Gobsmacked!

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