Exhibitions

'Morning After Dark'

05 Aug 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa

South African, David Lurie's travelling exhibition Morning After Dark at the Sasol Museum, Stellenbosch in association wih Sulger-Buel Lovell

5 August - 31 October 2015

Walkabout: 10 October 2015 11h00

Morning After Dark is a series of urban landscapes of the formal and informal parts of Cape Town, all of which have been taken in early-morning light, when (mostly) no-one was present.

The moments I have chosen to isolate, when the protagonists of the photographs are absent, was deliberate and something of a departure for me; while recording what is seen, what is shown invokes what or who is not shown. They are the centre of this narrative. The true subjects of the photographs are, in this sense, invisible, yet contained within the photographs.

The moments I have chosen to isolate, when the protagonists of the photographs are absent,” Lurie explains, “was deliberate and something of a departure for me; while recording what is seen, what is shown invokes what or who is not shown. They are the centre of this narrative. The true subjects of the photographs are, in this sense, invisible, yet contained within the photographs.

What began ostensibly as a documentary project, places I visited in my travels around the city, turned into a visual essay and meditation on time, place, memory and personal history; a mixture of journey and dream, bringing together-for me- the political, the philosophical and poetic.

This journey was an intensely personal experience, making observations about what I saw, a photographic diary of sorts, where non-linear and disparate images and symbols of startling modernity are linked to other stories and experiences of increasing chaos, dislocation and displacement in an ever-evolving, bewildering co-existence.

The images form part of an ongoing book project about urbanization and the marginalized of Cape Town, provisionally entitled The Right to the City, to be published in 2015.

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'Morning After Dark'

Selected Works

Works included in this exhibition