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"Installations that Have Travelled to Havana, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Mumbai and Jakarta to be Displayed"
2001-12-08 until 2002-01-15
Homeport
Cape Town, , ZA South Africa

The last international incident for Homeport, Harbor City Project opens at Saturday December 8th, when Homeport Cape Town opens at the SA Maritime Museum at the Victoria and Albert Waterfront. Cape Town is the sixth city to host a Homeport event, the last port of call following the cities of Havana, Rotterdam, Mumbai, Shanghai and Jakarta.

Homeport Cape Town kicks off with a special organized afternoon centring around the Martime Musuem, next to the Aquarium. A water ferry will take visitors from one location to another, free catalogues will be available plus maps showing the location of all the different art projects. Throughout the water area, special signage will indicate the presence of the nearby installation. Painted on walls, floating near the dockside, showing on a video monitor in a cinema complex, the work of the Homeport artists will be found around every corner.

Throughout the Waterfront area, special signage will indicate the presence of a nearby installation. Painted on walls, floating near the dockside, showing on a video monitor in a cinema complex, the work of the Homeport artists will be found around every corner:

Photographer Jean Brundrit has turned a container into a giant pinhole camera. Once inside, visitors see a magical inversion of Table Mountain floating on the back wall. Alan Alboroughs coded flags will hang on the main flag stand outside the V&A shopping centre. Sound artist Warrick Sony performs an ode to drowned sailors and the song of the sirens will be broadcasted by James Webb.

Vuyisa Nyamende presents an impudent video collage, Malcom Payne has devised an exchange in semaphone and morse code between two facing video monitors. In his contribution, Randy Hartzenberg reviews the politics of the past, while Andrew Putter and Natasha Becker transfer some of the most popular tattoos of famous Woodstock tattooist Jimmy Adams on to walls. Roderick Sauls considers the heritage of the coons and William Hewitt writes a sea poem on a fence. Peering outside dock telescopes, the visitors are able to pick up messages inscribed by Bridget Baker, Doreen Southwoord half sumberges her words in water. Peet Pienaar approaches the passersbys for their comment, while Barend de Wet scrapes together harbourside rubble to write down the names of the other ports in large letters.

Last but not least, collaborator John Nankin is keeping his final piece a surprise - even from the curators.


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