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Aeneas Wilder: exhibitions Infecting The City, Cape Town, South Africa 2013

Under Construction, Infecting The City, District Six Musem, Cape Town, 11th - 16th March 2013

Untitled # 165, Oak, Birch, 2013

A stacked wooden structure constructed within the main space of the District Six Museum in the centre of Cape Town. The structure took as its reference point the the history of District Six area and the map that normally occupies the main space within the museum, outlining the area that was cleared and demolished under apartheid.

The installation followed the contours of the mapped area within the museum. The material used was salvaged flooring - Japanese Oak and Birch shipped to Cape Town in 1958. The process of construction took place during the museums opening hours so the public were able to watch the process during the run of the exhibition.

The work was collapsed on the last day of the festival.After the collapse of the installation the wood pieces were made into furniture for the District Six and the Imizamo Yethu township in Hout Bay as part of a larger project by UCT 2nd year architecture students.

This project was curated by Winnie Sze and made possible through support from the University of Cape Town Architecture Department.

More information on the infecting the city festival can be found here

The District Six Museum web site can be viewed here

A collapsing image, featured in The Guardian online can be viewed here








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