Emma Willemse dis(place) 2013 | Art.co.za | Art in South Africa
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dis(place) 2013 | Lovell Gallery

De(part). Installation view in Lovell Gallery.
Parquet floor blocks salvaged from Woodstock area. 4m long, height and width variable.
Photo credit: Tamzin Lovell.

About dis(place)

The exhibition dis(place) represents an extension and a shifting of my art-making practice which involves collecting and transforming discarded objects found both in demolished homes and on the sites of their remains. Since experiencing a series of losses of my own homes in the 1990s, I became interested in the phenomenon of displacement and its traumatic effects on the individual. My research in this field focused on the navigation of the constructs of place, memory and identity within the displacement experience.

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