I create installation art & performances as part of art residencies, festivals or exhibitions that offer an ideal platform for my exploration of these forms. Some of these installations are conceptually driven, while others were purely created as an intuitive response to the space.
- Tankwa Artscape 2022“Remembrance & Resurrection” was my main focus during the time of my residency. An artwork in honour of the late Ian Marley who contributed to Tankwa Artscape in 2021. I was privileged to be lectured by Ian, in drawing, as an art student 10 years ago and his influence during my education still resonates in… Read more: Tankwa Artscape 2022
- ORGANISM performanceThis performance entailed selecting samples from my own body and placing them into test tubes and small containers. In each of these containers a ‘sample’ from an insect, animal or plant was already placed. Adding my body’s material, and thus my DNA to the same test tube, I aimed to emphasize the sameness of our… Read more: ORGANISM performance
- Wat steek vas in jou nate?“Wat steek vas in jou nate”, Janet Botes, Created/Performed during OPENLab2016, as part of the Programme for Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD), an initiative of the Vrystaat Arts Festival and University of the Free State. Acacia thorns stuck into the skin of my left hand, after which audience members were invited to remove them. View… Read more: Wat steek vas in jou nate?
- Dirt is GoodDirt is Good was a process- and time-based soil installation from 27 February to 1 March 2015. Created on the first day of THAT ART FAIR, in Salt River, I created this drawing/design by pouring soil from my garden into lines and neatening each line with a paint brush. I invited Fair goers to add… Read more: Dirt is Good
- We are of wood and stone우리는 나무 그리고 돌 we are of wood and stone Below the surface of language, culture and individuality, are we not all the same? And when we dig even deeper, into our skin, muscles, bones and blood, are we not the same as the other living creatures sharing the land with us? And when we… Read more: We are of wood and stone
- Tread UponSand installation, using sand and cardboard stencils to create the silhouettes of insects and leaves on the floor of the gallery as well as using time as element for the creation and destruction. This work is focused on sand as material, medium and inspiration – sand representing the dust of our existence, the kernels resulting… Read more: Tread Upon
- No healing in the absence of waterMaterials: broken tiles, rubble, burglar bar found in a room, dried leaf, 1 unbroken tile Symbolizing the cracks on a dried lake in the dessert where water has become absent, the tiles also refer to broken, dry skin. The rocks around the drain outlet transforms it into a well, inviting water to return to the… Read more: No healing in the absence of water
- “Human Nature Time ”Breaking the line of the water’s edge with a stone, a broken shell during the incoming tideSunset Beach, West Coast of the Western Cape, South Africa2015 Limited edition photographic prints on art paper.Editions: 3 (2 editions available for each artwork)Size: 30 x 54 cm (includes white border) This artwork symbolises our ability as humans to… Read more: “Human Nature Time ”