Thursday, May 13, 2010
Colloboration between Bronwyn Lace and Marcus Neustetter
Community based land art and performance project
Kites, ribbon, fabric, paper
This project involved two weeks of creating kites and landscape interventions with over 200 children in Sutherland, Northern Cape. In colloboration with SALT (South African Large Telescope) and SAAO (South African Astronomical Organisation), and funded by NAC (National Arts Council.
Cascoland Durban 2008 saw me working in Cato Manor with a community dubbed 'Little Cato Manor'. This community was seperated from the rest of Cato Crest by two major roads and consisted of almost 70 shacks. My project involved working with the community, other artists such as Doung Anwar Jahangeer, Clive Greenstone, Greg Streak and Ruben Abels as well as students from Vega Brand Communcations School Durban.
The beginning of the process involved getting to know the community and discussing major issues related to living conditions. We began with a clean up that saw removing 60 tons of unrecyclable rubbish. The cleared out areas became potential spaces for vegetable gardens, play areas and compost heaps.