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Die gedig as 'n vreemdeling se graf
(The poem as a stranger's grave)

Item date(s): 2010

Alwyn Roux

Medium: X-ray plate
Technique: Mixed media
Edition: Unique

Theme(s): Death; X-ray

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

Reference note:
The artist's book is a copy of a poem and the contents of the poem are explicated on an x-ray. The poem suggests that one is buried in the poem: 'No one has seen you again after I buried you in the poem.' The x-ray, which is a depiction of a man's leg and foot, creates the idea that the artist's book is a real grave and that the viewer can see into the chest.

Exhibition notes:
Included 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: DP/10045

Images courtesy Wessie van der Westhuizen NWU

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