The farm

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Josephy, Svea en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Skotnes, Pippa en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Scholtz-Hofmeyr, Renzske en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-04T14:44:03Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-04T14:44:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Scholtz-Hofmeyr, R. 2011. The farm. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11298
dc.description Includes bibliographical refences (p. 90-91). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract During the late 1880s Gerhardus Robert Stewart and his wife Alida Johanna Maria Stewart, second generation settlers from the Great Trek, bought a 250-hectare farm 20 kilometres southwest of Pretoria. During the next 100 years the farm became a working farm, and supported a chalk quarry. The family grew and flourished and the land was passed down from generation to generation. ... This MFA project has been my attempt to represent this land and the meaning it holds and once held for my mother, her parents and grandparents. My strategy has been to act as curator, assembling 'the archive' the farm represents, and then finding a way of ordering the meaning that has flowed therefrom. In doing this I have had to, and wanted to, confront both an irrepressible attachment to an ancestral home and the ways in which land itself can appear changed, not by any physical alteration, but by the events that occur on it. In creating this project, I have attempted to resolve an irresolvable paradox – how to represent the past before the present.That this has proved, in this case in particular, to be impossible, has not rendered the attempt meaningless. Indeed, I believe and hope, it will raise in the viewer's mind the question of just how much we are able to see of what is before us that we do not already know, and how much the present can change the past. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title The farm en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Michaelis School of Fine Art en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MFA en_ZA
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