September 01, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Blueprint for A Breathless World
This series developed out of an Artist’s book, Blueprint for the DisOrder of Things made during the first hard lockdown in South Africa in 2020.
In the pages from The Order of Things by Michel Foucault that form the centre panels there are three characters that interact and infect one another, the ‘princess’, from the painting Las Meninas by Velasquez, a Plague doctor and a dog that bears witness to the narrative unfolding before him. The landscape in which this takes place depict mountain ranges that map the rise and fall of the pandemic. From above, the ‘hand of god’ sprays down infectious droplets, the very air is toxic.
In the night sky above float spacecrafts and astronauts, attached to the astronauts are the tubes and oxygen tanks needed for breathing, down below swim the salmon, only they can breathe in both fresh and salt water