Through the garden fence

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Skotnes, Pippa en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Zaayman, Carine en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Robins, Kathy en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-25T07:14:08Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-25T07:14:08Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Robins, K. 2016. Through the garden fence. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20653
dc.description.abstract This project attempts to tie together different threads of my experience. It begins with the memory of looking through the garden fence and hedge of my childhood and considers the simultaneously separate and enmeshed lives of my immediate family and those outside of it. In this project I have engaged with the garden as a point of connection, a means by which to consider the possibility of more Edenic, sustainable futures rooted in concepts of care. An investigation into care, through my making, has been central to my research. Under the harsh structures of apartheid, the natural world carried on in spite of the social and environmental restrictions implemented by the apartheid government. I am interested primarily in human experiences of care, belonging and relationship against the backdrop of migrancy, the displacement of discarded people to infertile land, and the loss of indigenous cultures and natural areas. My intention in this work is for the viewer to be reminded of the unending cycles of nature - seasons, joy, nurturance and recurrence - in their silent yet peripatetic way. In this turning towards nature there is a recognition of the spiritual essence of the world as separate and distinct from humankind's inhumanity to each other. In a contemporary context, the prevalence of people from across Africa displaced into South Africa demands a closer consideration of human connections to the land, as does the recent crisis of Syrian migrants in Europe and the ensuing ethnic xenophobia. At present there are 60 million people displaced due to war, religious tension, politics and race. However, there is hope in the care provided by non-governmental organisations, the United Nations, governments and grassroots initiatives; people who want to help those with a bag and a child on their back. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Fine Art en_ZA
dc.title Through the garden fence en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
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
dc.type.qualificationname MFA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Robins, K. (2016). <i>Through the garden fence</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20653 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Robins, Kathy. <i>"Through the garden fence."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20653 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Robins K. Through the garden fence. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20653 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Robins, Kathy AB - This project attempts to tie together different threads of my experience. It begins with the memory of looking through the garden fence and hedge of my childhood and considers the simultaneously separate and enmeshed lives of my immediate family and those outside of it. In this project I have engaged with the garden as a point of connection, a means by which to consider the possibility of more Edenic, sustainable futures rooted in concepts of care. An investigation into care, through my making, has been central to my research. Under the harsh structures of apartheid, the natural world carried on in spite of the social and environmental restrictions implemented by the apartheid government. I am interested primarily in human experiences of care, belonging and relationship against the backdrop of migrancy, the displacement of discarded people to infertile land, and the loss of indigenous cultures and natural areas. My intention in this work is for the viewer to be reminded of the unending cycles of nature - seasons, joy, nurturance and recurrence - in their silent yet peripatetic way. In this turning towards nature there is a recognition of the spiritual essence of the world as separate and distinct from humankind's inhumanity to each other. In a contemporary context, the prevalence of people from across Africa displaced into South Africa demands a closer consideration of human connections to the land, as does the recent crisis of Syrian migrants in Europe and the ensuing ethnic xenophobia. At present there are 60 million people displaced due to war, religious tension, politics and race. However, there is hope in the care provided by non-governmental organisations, the United Nations, governments and grassroots initiatives; people who want to help those with a bag and a child on their back. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Through the garden fence TI - Through the garden fence UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20653 ER - en_ZA


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