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June 6, 2011

Wassup folks.

I finished an exam today so am now enjoying a good break until the next one on the 23rd. This means I can interface a little more often with everyone about the VAPE via thissa blogspot.

Attached are two woodblock prints which I made for part of my work showing in our mid-year assessment here at Rhodes fine art. What I eventually hope to do with the images is wheatpast them up in some places in town.  I have discovered some special thermochromic inks which rotate from visible to invisible depending on the temperature – so the plan is to print both these images, one over the other, on the same page: one in an ink which shows itself in the day and the other in one which shows itself at night- so the image rotates. I plan to paste these up in teams so you would basically always have one sleeping and one awake. They are to do with ideas of constantly keeping watch and our obsession with security.

As for the VAPE – Visual Arts Performance Event, for those who dont know yet, we have had a few suggestions for possibloe phrases. Firstly I suggested: “In/Corporate Identity”: a little to intentional maybe. Then Andy, Pete and I got quite enthusiastic about “Anglo African” – a direct reference to the street in which we will be painting and, of course, to our identities as South Africans nowadays. I just realised now that this might look a little exclusionary though, i.e: what about all the non-algloes and non-africanoes?

Who has a few pearls?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 6, 2011 8:09 pm

    Thermochromic inks sound sooooo cool. Love how you are using them in this concept. Elaine

  2. Maia permalink
    June 7, 2011 11:38 am

    Ah yes, the security factor…some of my work is about that too. In dutch terms people are much less aware that they are being watched (on camera etc) whereas I found in SA that it is advertised everywhere!!–but does that make us feel more safe?? Hmmm

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