Out of Karekare
Karekare house residencies 2021
17 May - 4 June 2022
37 Scanlan St, Greylynn
Karekare House Charitable Trust partnered with Eden Arts Trust present 7 artists & their responses to their residency at Karekare.
+ jazz ensemble Nairobi Trio
The residency at Karekare was a wonderful exploratory time to dream, listen to the turning of the earth and planets, while reflecting on humanity’s unprecedented moment in history.
Quite a few of my new abacus sculptures feature the hourglass as a central motif, as I further investigate methods/systems of calculating and their artefacts. During my Karekare house residency, I contemplated how the waterfall acts as a kind of natural hourglass. I dreamt of how its form could also be simplified into an abacus sculpture. The elastic and non linear nature of time and space is something I'm forever intrigued by. During walks on the beach, I experienced an illusive sense of time and space, not unlike the slowing and speeding up of time in intermittent lockdowns of that era.