Christmas? No, “Don’t even go there”…
Did she believe in Christmas? Yes, she used to…”when wishing still helped”
which was during a time “Before the rooster crows”.
Now all she wants is to turn into a ‘Hus met lang ore” (*see footnote) – artist statement
So the exhibition “Kers Nag” opens tomorrow at the Breytenbach gallery, in Wellington, and you are invited. It runs until the end of January 2018.
Initially I received an invitation to participate in a show titled: “Dark side of Christmas”. Well while the work was in transit, I was told that the show’s title changed, since the board didn’t feel comfortable with the ‘dark side’.
anyway…don’t know if my contribution will still fit in, but here it is….feel free to decide for yourself.
*footnote: “husse met lang ore” =
When somebody is very nosey and keep on asking a question you do not want to answer you say “husse” and if they keep on asking you say “husse met lang ore”(husse with long ears).
The saying is supposedly from Dutch origin. They used to say “husse met je neus ertussen” (husse with your nose in between).
It was an answer to the question”what is for supper?” The Dutch verb “hutselen” or “hutsen” means to mix something, eg. a “hutspot” is a kind of stew, a mix of potato, carrots and onions.