By: Kate Arthur
The location for GLOSS - a public intervention - serves as the “gateway” to some of Cape Town’s most affluent suburbs — Gardens, Oranjezicht, Vredehoek. It is also a site where many homeless people sleep and/or ask for money. With the MyCiti station and Jammie shuttle stop also nearby, it is a busy junction through which many people are constantly moving, via private vehicles, public transport or on foot, and is thus also an intersection of various socio-economic strata, from affluence and deprivation.
While the literal connotations of the project speak to a wilful blindness of the privileged, it poetically lends itself to a discussion on complicity, denial and affordances of visibility and serves as a reminder of the city’s absurd and unjust structures.
|Thu 21st Nov||Ongoing||10am to 3pm||Mill Street underpass|