'The Santiago Cross: Invisible Trade'

'The Santiago Cross: Invisible Trade' draws upon and extends concerns developed in the video installation 'To Be King'

07 Feb 2018

The painting Las Meninas by Diego Velásquez (1565) and a subsequent essay on the painting by Michel Foucault (1966) were the impetus for To Be King. In this installation the intersecting vectors of psycho-social power relations was reframed against the backdrop of the South African Eastern Cape landscape. 

The Santiago Cross: Invisible Trade recontexualises images drawn from the stop-frame animation component of the To be King installation through the lens of 'trade'.

“Invisible trade, in economics, the exchange of physically intangible items between countries. Invisible trade can be distinguished from visible trade, which involves the export, import, and  re-export  of  physically  tangible  goods.” [https://www.britannica.com/topic/invisible-trade]


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