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Meet the Communists

Artwork date(s): 2011

Deirdre Pretorius
Mandy Coppes  - (papermaker)
Nkosinathi Ndlandla  - (papermaker)

Description: Concertina-fold with hard card covers and sewn interleaving pages

Medium: Digital prints on archival paper with manipulated paper pulp
Measurements: 115mm
Edition: Unique

Type: South African Artists Book

Publisher: The artist

Reference noteThe work deliberately frustrates interpretation by obscuring, layering and locking in information. It is not concerned with offering a lucid narrative of the topic at hand, instead it engages with the process of doing archival work and writing history from primary sources which is a fragmented, disjointed, and time-consuming process. Ultimately the work reflects on how historical knowledge is always constructed, unstable, and open to interpretation.

Ref: DP12/05

Total images: 4

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