Hemelliggaam or the attempt to be here now (chapter one )

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: March 9, 2018     To: April 22, 2018
Hemelliggaam or the attempt to be here now (chapter one )

TOMMASO FISCALETTI AND NIC GROBLER
CURATED BY FILIPPO MAGGIA
 

"Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here Now" is a long term project by the artists Tommaso Fiscaletti and Nic Grobler.

The Project explores the existential aspects of the human-environment-astronomy relationship with a contemporary perspective.

‘Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here Now explores the almost mystical relationship that binds mankind to the heavens from multiple perspectives: from the point where, lifting one’s gaze over the horizon, the sky begins above the known world, to a point far beyond, where the curious eye of man, carried by science, has taken it. And when science is not enough, the power of fantasy attempts to transport it into a dimension that goes beyond knowledge’  Filippo Maggia, curator.

The photographic and video installation inside the Iziko South African Museum is introduced by a complementary selection of 20 photographs installed between the trees of The Company’s Garden. The project is a growing archive, ‘Chapter One’ is the first exhibition of a work in progress.

The project is contributing to the Roadmap of the History of Astronomy in South Africa, promoted by the National Research Foundation (NRF).

www.hemelliggaam.com

Enquiries: Nokuthula Nhleko nmbanyana@iziko.org.za

 
THURSDAY 8 MARCH 2018, 18:00 for 18:30
IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN MUSEUM
25 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, CAPE TOWN
9 MARCH 2018 ~ 22 APRIL 2018
DAILY 10:00 ~ 17:00
 
 

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