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Johannes Scott

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Hundreds of english Cups (Mixed media installation, 80 x 46 x 46 cm)

Hundreds of english Cups (Mixed media installation, 80 x 46 x 46 cm)

Artist's Statement

I see my installation signifying at an interdisciplinary level and at the intersection between concepts of post-colonialism and ecocriticism. Like performance, Hundreds of english Cups is dramatised in the spaces of ‘stage’, ‘actor’ and ‘reception’. The stage, representing the here and now, is a glass box on a platform, a sign of fragile hollow trophy cups connoting irony. The actor, a suspended wall plaque, is a sign of competing huntsmen connoting modern cruelty. The reception space, between the platform and the text at the art exhibition area, is the ‘auditorium’ for public interpretation. 

Artist's Biography

Born: Cape Town, 1960. Lives and works in Cape Town. Received a BA LAL. Major exhibitions: Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees.