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#Post_Box_1984

…the honest truth, insofar as this suggests absolute fidelity to historical fact, is inaccessible…. for memory cannot do the necessary work independently of fantasy…
— Frank Kermode
 

P.O.Box 1984, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa is my postal address.

1984

#Post_Box_1984

an exploration into the ethereal mythologies, iconography and architypes of Joburg.

an exhibition of photographs, taken of Johannesburg,

from one vantage point and over a period of 10 years.

 

#Post_Box_1984 is both testament to the naming conventions of social media metadata,

and to the affect, our personal perceptions (metadata), has on prescribing meaning :

The use of physical “Instagram” filters is a deliberate metaphor for the mental filters we perceive our world through.

 

seen through the eyes and referential filter of 1984,

both Joburg, and Joburgers alike, emerge painted with a brush of magic and tragic realism.

#Tag a friend : a post box and postcards will be made available for old times’ sake.

#Share the Like : facebook event

#Follow @intermission on Instagram for the whole story.