INTERACTING WITH THE CREATIVE WORD
I’ve always preferred for my poetry to be read by my audience. There is something intimate about being able to sound things out in your own head, especially when those things are very true and very gentle
When I got the opportunity to exhibit my work at Kalashnikovv Gallery in Johannesburg, I knew that I needed to find a way to allow the audience to interact with the poetry - whether visually, conceptually, through sound, touch or even taste - I wanted the pieces to come alive and gain context through interactions.
”Public Places” was so named to question where it is that we should be keeping our hearts. In large commercial cities loneliness keeps a tight grip on people. Interacting with intimate art, thoughts and reflections is an incredibly private thing to do in a public place. Each piece is a combination of words and a physical context which is meant to amplify, shape or direct the emotional state of the viewer.