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The Beast Within

Item date(s): 2016

Kate’Lyn Ruby Chetty

Medium: Acetate; Perspex; X-rays
Size: 215mm
Edition: Unique

Theme(s): Beast; Mother/daughter relationship; Children

Place publication: Johannesburg
Publisher: The artist
Exhibition 2017

Reference note:
The book focuses on the idea of beasts within contemporary and classic children's tales. Text that focuses on the beast-like moments are juxtaposed over x-ray scans of my spinal cord fusing, this was done to link children's beasts in beloved tales to that of current biological beasts that I have to deal with. The book draws emphasis on the fact that each beast links to another in that the book was created on acetate which allows one story to form part of the next, creating a never ending cycle of beasts.

The book was created on acetate and is stitched together with gut that allows it to open into a star shape that alludes to the never ending beasts.

Exhibition notes:
;‘Booknesses: Contemporary South African Artist's Books’.

FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg.

Curated by David Paton and Eugene Hon.

24 March - 5 May 2017

Ref: DP/17042

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