still [life] (2002)

by #FF33CC

South Africa is a constantly changing landscape; this huge process of change constantly makes us question our own identity. Who we are and where we fit in? Torn between a vibrant, exciting, cultural hotpot and the immediate and impending threat of violence, we constantly choose how much to reveal or conceal as we enter these new and exciting spaces. Thus creating an awareness of the many levels and depths that makes up our society, and forcing us to take a closer look at ourselves, and those around us.

The work deals with the documentation of a process, and how that process can be simulated through the interaction with the website. By using the browser's familiar background tiling, creating a kaleidoscopic effect, a new and familiar representation of that process is created. The way, in which the user navigates, by revealing and concealing, adds to the experience of how we ...

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South Africa is a constantly changing landscape; this huge process of change constantly makes us question our own identity. Who we are and where we fit in? Torn between a vibrant, exciting, cultural hotpot and the immediate and impending threat of violence, we constantly choose how much to reveal or conceal as we enter these new and exciting spaces. Thus creating an awareness of the many levels and depths that makes up our society, and forcing us to take a closer look at ourselves, and those around us.

The work deals with the documentation of a process, and how that process can be simulated through the interaction with the website. By using the browser's familiar background tiling, creating a kaleidoscopic effect, a new and familiar representation of that process is created. The way, in which the user navigates, by revealing and concealing, adds to the experience of how we navigate our own reality inside/outside to the emotional/physical.

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