South African & International Art, Decorative Arts, Jewellery and Books

Online-Only Auction, 15 - 22 February 2016

South African and International Fine Art

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Lot 117
  • Lien Botha; Amendment 8: the case of a drowning river
  • Lien Botha; Amendment 8: the case of a drowning river
  • Lien Botha; Amendment 8: the case of a drowning river
  • Lien Botha; Amendment 8: the case of a drowning river
  • Lien Botha; Amendment 8: the case of a drowning river


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ZAR 10 000 - 15 000
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About this Item

South African 1961-
Amendment 8: the case of a drowning river

signed, dated 2006, numbered 2/10 and inscribed 'Amendement' in pencil in the margin

colour photograph on archival photo rag paper
41 by 86cm excluding frame; 73,5 by 118 by 5cm including frame

Notes

The Amendments followed me for three years. Hovering as invisible codes on a building site, falling through a fishing net, disappearing with the waning moon, small words in an obituary, love lost in another language, a drastic change in habitat and three journeys later, I finally saw them when driving past a cluster of Cape beech trees. It is not that they were ring-barked; they were just struggling against the south-easter.

With this image in mind, I was able to start measuring out a visual poem stretching across 14 sets of photographic ternaries, alluding to our circuit on the brink of a deranged paradise. The work has a satirical undertone, possibly even cunning, as it is largely implied by this society.

There is another link with the writers Ingrid Jonker and Virginia Woolf such as in Amendment 8: the case of the drowning river.

 Botha, Lein. (2006) Amendments [Online] Available: http://www.lienbotha.co.za/amendments.shtml [20 January 2016]

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