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Item date(s): 2016

Joachim Schönfeldt

Size: 310mm
Technique: Digital print

Theme(s): Flags; Forest (tree or bush) spirit; Water spirit

Place publication: Johannesburg
Publisher: The artist
Exhibition 2017

Reference note:
The title, 'fruitleafalgaestone' was originally used to describe a set of four flags that are used in a performance by the same name. Each of the flags represents not only one of a craftsman's base materials but also evoked two spirits, a forest (tree or bush) spirit and a water spirit. It was exhibited and performed in 2015, at the 56th Venice Art Biennale on the main exhibition, All the World's Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor.

The 4 prints in the book are 'translations' into graphics of those 4 flags together with a contextual text.

Hand-made bookbinding & editioned digital prints

The book consists of four graphics, a sheet of background information contained in an artist- and custom-made box-type portfolio.

310 x 238 x 14mm

Theme: Flags representing a craftsman's base materials. Forest (tree or bush) spirit; and a water spirit

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/17033

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