Ubuntu

Completely disregarding the "single story" of history which tries to contain our memories and thought of our world. Having entirely no room for the "superiority VS inferiority"  which again is one of the capitalist and consumerist cultures which have been imbedded into social structures.

i have become very weary of how the beneficiaries of the past are still trying in so many ways to exert their influence and show off their power through material gains.

Our outcry that we where never given time to construct our own narratives and to show the stories from our point of view. Liberals never afford us time nor the space to grieve.

Majority of countries which were affected by colonial rule haven't actually been totally left alone. The stigma of that period has been living throughout even for us the so called "Born Frees" as we are labelled in Republic South Africa were heavily influenced by this stigma.

Through racial slurs or perpetrated stereotypes, cultural appropriation   we have in some way all seen in post colonial era resistance. 

 2017 advert.

This kind of images are problematic and it has caused stir. Although the they company has come out to apologies. It show us that we haven fully recovered from our past, it also puts in question the role in which capitalism plays on society.

I live in a country that has no official name as of yet because we are at the Southern point of Africa. ( South Africa) what dose this say about the control?

Who is benefiting from this: "The Union of South Africa was formed on 31 May 1910 as a parliamentary union of the four self-governing British colonies: the Cape of Good Hope Province (Cape Province; previously Cape Colony), Natal Province (Natal Colony), the Orange Free State Province (Oranje Vrij Staat/Orange River Colony) and the Transvaal Province (Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek/Transvaal Colony). The Union came to an end in 1961with a new constitution and became the "Republic of South Africa".

(http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/historical_countrynames.htm)

I am interested in this because i now feel like these are the stigmas which are still left. How can i as a photographer conceptualise and challenge this ideas?

As new breed of artist how can our narratives change this and where do we begun to have alternative voices which aren't influenced by the norm and can give new meaning.

What is the role of the globalisation in this and how is it depriving the indigenous their right to express and realise their own identity?

How is subculture became a more prominent voice the the original cultures and traditions?

 

 

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WAAR IS MY KOP

"What brings us together, even when coming from different walks of life, backgrounds, experiences, and cultures?

This is a very intriguing question for me as it has made me want to start a new project entirely. I have created a project that deals with the dynamics of family and household, and another one which is currently on the EAS called AGES which deals with how capitalism and globalisation work hand in hand, and how that here in South Africa talk about power as to who is owning what.

But the question above reminded me how art can be used as a social tool to talk about our similarities rather than difference, i remember the edge and passion i had before i was even viewed as a photographer.

That enthusiasm and positive energy that helped me to want to be an artist and to purse a career which i felt was going t0 have an opportunity to collaborate with a lot of people and have reactions

This brought to me a chance to let go of my ego and expectations,  because when working with people, we have to have common understanding and strength in order to be able to create a project which reflect both parties level of creativity and intention.

I feel that this is a challenge which i am ready to take on and have a more in depth response to my life and experience and also known someone else background and culture, which i believe has a lot of similarities as well as differences, but have a common thread to them.

Looking forward to collaborations.

These are some images form my project on home.

which also was talking about my background, identity  and my culture in a family context.  But also raising question on the construct on home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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