By: Nicolene Burger
Take Flight consists of two freestanding plywood sculptures of staircases placed in conversation with the monuments of Cecil John Rhodes in the Company’s Garden and Jan Hendrik Hofmeyer on Church Square. The image of a staircase against a monument to white power addresses issues around safeguarding public memorials which threaten and violate the identities of so many South Africans. The big, bulky staircases point to renegotiations of identity, policy, relationships and power, inviting Capetonians to reconsider the public monument, not as something fixed, but as a point where ideas meet in discussion, art and protest. A series of curated interventions, performances and talks with and around these sculptures will take place after the installation.
|Tue 19th Nov||tbc||15 minutes||Church Square - Government Ave - St George's Mall|