The participating artists are: Catherine Dickerson, Amber-Jade Geldenhuys, Ansie Greyling, Ikram Lakhdhar, Kai Lossgott, Nelson Makamo, Leroye Malaton, Agnes Marton, Naadira Patel, Sandile Radebe, Pauline Theart and Marguerite Visser.
They will respond in their chosen medium broadly to the notion of judicial redress, more specifically triggered by a core installation from Cape Town-based artist Elgin Rust. At the heart of 'APPEAL 2012' is a centrepiece of 'evidence' in diverse media including found courtroom furniture reconfigured into installations. There is also photographic evidence, audio recordings, documentation and an online archive of case material.
The project has a roll call of fictional characters headed by Advocate Alice who leads the evidence. The collaborating artists are in turn imagined as a jury and their aesthetic responses will be assembled into the group exhibition at different points over its two-week run. The finissage on 24 September could be understood as a composite statement about emotional transformation.
Planned works range from narrative text and poetry to video, found objects such as surveillance cameras, resampled sound and more. One participant is interacting with the project long-distance from the US in an experimental profiling exchange.
The exhibition is preceded by a workshop where participants are invited to refine their responses and collaborate.
A dedicated exhibition website has more information: http://appeal-2012.withtank.com
Exhibit C (2010)
Sixth in the Series, Edition ⅓
Photomontage, collaged, archival ink on photolustre paper
84 x 147cm
Vernissage: Tuesday 11 September @ 18h00
Venue: 2nd floor, Warehouse Building East, 3 Buxton Street, Doornfontein
Viewing hours: 10h00-14h00
Finissage: Monday 24 September & 18h00