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

  • From: April 18, 2018     To: April 18, 2018
Walkabout: Hemelliggaam or the attempt to be here now (chapter one)


The Friends have a unique opportunity to join Tommaso and Nic on a walkabout and talk about this interesting photographic exhibition at Iziko South African Museum on Wednesday 18 April 18:00 – 19:00, see details below and press article attached.

To secure your booking, please respond by email samfriends@iziko.org.za<mailto:samfriends@iziko.org.za>
Members and non members:R50,00

Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here Now (Chapter one) by Tommaso Fiscaletti and Nic Grobler is the first chapter of an extensive artistic project: a growing visual archive exploring the existential aspects of the human-environment-astronomy relationship, using as a starting point the unique case of South Africa.

The main photographic and video installation inside the Iziko South African Museum will be accompanied by an outdoor, free exhibition between the trees of The Company’s Garden. The project is contributing to the Roadmap of the History of Astronomy in South Africa, promoted by the National Research Foundation (NRF).

As the curator Filippo Maggia observes ‘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’ and also ‘working in harmonious symbiosis, Fiscaletti and Grobler produce photographs that present themselves as strict and precise notes of a travel logbook, together with video works that are just as essential, including the choice of an original soundtrack that seems to embody the voice of the places explored.’


Charlotte Honiball
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