“Cape Town is a city that remains at war with itself. It is a war that exists through the silences and in the cracks that allow complete histories and realities to slip through…..it is a city that lives the violence and genocide that has been its history…a city that continues to be shredded by the complexities of division and violence. The violence of the city, of its extremes of wealth and poverty and the irreconcilable realities that exist inside of these extremes, mark everyone each day in ways that are not always clear, conscious or visible.”
Yazir Henri & Heidi Grunebaum. Direct Action Centre for peace and Memory
This work was commissioned and exhibited as solo shows at New Walsall Art Gallery , The Focal Point Gallery and at Unit 2 Gallery, London. It was funded by Arts Council England and Eight images from this series were purchased for their permanent collection - The Garman Ryan Collection.
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