This installation was part of the project Silence/Violence curated by Greg Streak in Nieuw Bethesda and Durban respectively. Kapok/Wind was part of the Silence exhibition. I attempted to speak about silence by mimicing snowfall (kapok). This was done by tying 2,400 meters of white ribbon to the landscape. The landscape read like a drawing only animated with the help of the wind blowing through the ribbons. Wind by its nature is air in its active and violent state. I tried to show that silence and violence are rarely popular opposites.
This work took place in Durban as part of the Violence exhibition of the project Silence/Violence. Similarly to the work in Nieuw Bethesda, I attempted to speak about the subject – in this case – Violence through its popular opposite, Silence. I created a segment of landscape within the gallery, and placed a child’s night-light in the form of a goose at the darkest end of this passage.