The Santiago Cross/ Velasquez at BurntKraal: Prove This

Velasquez at BurntKraal.

In To be King text is used literally as image. “The artist, Christine Dixie, standing in for the figure of Velásquez, becomes a paper cut-out made from the pages of the text Las Meninas by Foucault. In a climatic sequence of the video she is burnt away, the ashes blown across the South African landscape.” (Sey, 2) The hand of the artist intrudes in two of the images, doubling the action that is being represented, to play on the dislocation between the real and the illusion.

  • The Santiago Cross/ Velasquez at BurntKraal: Prove This
  • Christine Dixie
  • 2018
  • Digital print on 6mm Polymer
  • 4/5 + 1AP
  • Sheet Size: 91 x 67 cm
  • Sold