Wicus Luwes. Rubber — Versindaba

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Jy knoop ‘n lint om jou vinger, sodat jy ‘n afspraak kan onthou. Jy leer jou kinders hoe om hul skoenveters of dasse te knoop. Metaforiese knope is seker ‘n bietjie moeiliker om te knoop, maar ons doen dit eintlik daagliks. Ek het ‘n stelling raakgelees wat beweer dat die lied wat jy uit jou…

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Almost end of the year studio update (2014)

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Summer is knocking on my door, but its not hot enough to go to the beach or swim everyday – yet.  In the mean time a lot has happened and are happening. Here is a short round up of what’s up:

*My rubber dress is finished! Yay! a dream come true…thanks to some friends who helped my dream see daylight- here is a sneak preview:

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now I only have to figure out when to wear it for the first time…. 

o and I made some goggles (still in progress) from an old tea-sieve and rubber:

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just for fun! 

*The awesome folks of the Jung Katz published an interview with me! You can read it here

The most difficult question to answer was the “What is your dream project”, since in retrospect I think the answer is that my dream project is the one I’m currently working on…but then again we talk about dreams and I wonder: What would be the best thing that could happen to an artist in his/her art career. The highest achievement? Would that be to be invited to a biennial?

*There was a second walk about at Nirox sculpture park on the 22nd due to the group exhibition Play currently on exhibition there..I hope it was a playful affair…unfortunately I havent received any photos of someone accepting my ‘dare’ so dont know if people wanted to interact with the work.  The exhibition is running until the 30th of December 2014…I still dare you to go and play 😉

* a Mega Mash-up at the Alex Hamilton Art studio in Woodstock Cape Town opens today:

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check out the fb event for some images of the works on display: here

*Excited that my work “(k)not so elegant” is featured in this months issue of the House and Leisure magazine courtesy of Yanni Vosloo:

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During December 2 different group shows opens in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth.

*”End Sheet” opens on the 2nd of December at ArtEC.

 Reading a book is by no means a linear retracing of its author’s intentions but rather an interpretative appropriation of the text, which produces a different text in the mind of each reader, the last page holds a revolutionary event: the constant dialogue between author and reader.
The words read interweave, wrap themselves in the feelings, the experiences and knowledge of the reader, a mesh of two worlds that forms and opens new imaginary spaces. Are there interfaces, overlays or points of the world of the reader with the world of the author, enabling the formation of a new reality?

More about this at a later stage!

*The group show: “Here be dragons” opens on the 10th of December at the Underculture Contemporary gallery in Port Elizabeth. I will tell you more about this at a later stage, but all I can say is that I’m very excited to have work included in this show, since Dragons have a huge presence in our house- my 2 boys adore those reptilian creatures….and yes, you’ve guessed it, we watch “how to train my dragon” over and over and over….

*meanwhile I am stitching away every possible moment I can due to preperations for my solo exhibition on the 10th of February 2015 at the Erdmann contemporary gallery in Cape Town!!

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Please safe the date- hope to see you there.

So as you can guess, I dont have much time to read, but luckily a dear friend made me aware of some excellent documentaries, which I watch and listen to while I stitch.  I especially enjoyed the Andy Warhol documentary and then this one:

enjoy!

Rubber ever after: Television interview

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A while ago I wrote here: https://hannalietaute.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/lights-camera-action/ that I’ve been interviewed by the television program DeKat TV.

I have received the link for the youtube for those who have missed the live version.

I would like to thank Melanie Tait the editor for the link. Thank you Greta Petersen (presenter) and Jorrie van der Walt (camera man) for their patience since this was a first for me.  I would also like to thank The Erdmann Contemporary Gallery for the use of their premises.

Ladies and gentlemen…without further adieu:

 

lights, camera, action!

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I’m not exactly sure about my age in the above photo.  I was told that this was the first time my parents bought a camera (it was a polaroid camera).  Apparently I went missing in the shop for a short while.  When they found me they took this picture.

Now years later I self-psychoanalyse this and wonder if the above experience caused me to have such an aversion to cameras?  I do not feel very comfortable in front of them.

On Sunday I had to face the Cyclops (my name for a camera).  I had a interview with DeKat TV which they will broadcast later in the year.

I tried to do breathing exercises, a friend gave me a natural remedy to relax.   I felt jittery and talked fast, but after a while I started to enjoy the whole experience.  The camera man and presenter also helped to make me feel more comfortable.

Afterwards back home I pondered about my answers to their questions.  I get frustrated because I feel that I left out certain info which could be important or that I used my language wrong…..what is said is done – in the end it was fun.

Thank you DeKat.