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About February

Artwork date(s): 2010

Christiaan Erlank Van Der Westhuizen

Description: Paperback novel printed on acid-free archival paper

Medium: Digital print on paper
Measurements: 217mm
Edition: Unique

Type: South African Artists Book

Place publication: (Potchefstroom, RSA)
Publisher: The artist

Reference noteAfter quite a traumatic accident where I broke my jaw in February of 2009, I decided to try and capture this confusion in a graphic design paperback novel.

For the first time I purposefully blocked my rational and logical approach to design and tried to depict the confused state of mind I experienced during the month of February 2009 that inevitably led to an entirely changed lifestyle and approach to critical design thinking.

The novel is as confusing as the momentous year 2009 was for me.

Be advised, strong language use occurs in the novel. Not for under 16s.

Exhibition notesIncluded on the exhibition 'Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page', exhibited at WOORDFEES 2010. Archive Room in JS Gericke Library, University of Stellenbosch, 1st - 6th March 2010; The Gallery of the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 15th April - 13th May 2010; the FADA Gallery, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, 12th 30th July 2010.

Ref: DP10/48

Images courtesy Wessie van der Westhuizen NWU
Total images: 6

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