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This slideshow is a teaching aid for the theme - Multimedia. This is part of the Grade 12 Visual Arts curriculum in south Africa.

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Andries Botha slides

  1. 1. Theme 7: NEW MEDIAConfusion!• mixed media • multi media • new media  Alison Kearney Monument
  2. 2. Is this Art? Zama Dunywa Ufunani kimi? (What do you want from me?) (performance still)Churchill Madikida Struggles of the heart (video stills)
  3. 3. (dis)Appearance(s) ANDRIES BOTHA DURBAN, OCTOBER 2007Issues to consider:-1. The role of men, masculinity as a metaphor for domination and control - how they have influenced history.2. Forgetting & remembering – (dis)Appearance(s)3. Paying attention to the intimate - noticing the smaller things in life, including intimate relationships.
  4. 4. Issue 1:The role of men / masculinity as a metaphor for domination and control.Q1.In your own words, explain what Botha thinks about this issue. (5 marks)Q2. Explain how ‘installations’ and ‘sculpture’ work together. (5 marks)Q3. Examine the illustration - Afrikaner circa 1600 -and discuss how Botha uses ‘Materials as metaphor’in the work. Use the following materials (mentioned under the illustration) as a guideline: • embroidered felt (in the pillow) • cow skin (in the ’man’) • found objects (the picture on the wall; the lamp on the left of the man; the impala head) • wax & plaster of Paris (in the bust of his father) • zinc walls & – vinyl (on the floor) • African wood (in the table) • electrical / mechanical components (rocking the man & the impala head) (10 marks)
  5. 5. Andries Botha Afrikaner circa 1600 2006InstallationMedia: mild steel – felt – cow skin – foundobjects – wax – plaster of Paris – zinc – Africanwood – vinyl – electrical / mechanicalcomponents
  6. 6. (dis)Appearance(s) – the artist’s statementThis exhibition, of sculptures and drawings, looks atcreativity not only as an intimate language of individualexpression but also acknowledges creativity as integratedinto a broader framework of history and culture.This exhibition pays particular attention to the role of men,masculinity as a metaphor for domination and control, howthey have influenced history. Relationships which aredeveloped between a father and a son, lay the frameworkfor these masculine metaphors.
  7. 7. It is my opinion that men are increasingly absentfrom their structural roles in society. For some reasonthey no longer participate as functional partners withwomen. As a result, relationships have becomedysfunctional, family structures are breaking down,societies are fragmenting, nations are in conflict andthe world is ecologically damaged. It is alsoimportant to note that some women have remainedcomplicit in perpetuating these stereotypes.
  8. 8. The importance of noticing the smaller things in life,paying attention to the intimate, understanding that wedo not impact on the big epic events but ratherinfluence the destinies of those closer to us.It is necessary for us to remember the value of otherpeoples lives and what they have done, even if we donot agree with them.We need to live our lives closer to home, pay attentionto the particular and acknowledge that our lives areshaped more by the idea of collectivity and less byindividuality.
  9. 9. Let’s look at the use of ‘materials as metaphor’• embroidered felt (in the pillow) • cow skin & stitching (in the ’man’)
  10. 10. • found objects (the pictureon the wall; the lamp onthe left of the man; theimpala head) • zinc walls & vinyl (on the floor)
  11. 11. • African wood (in the table) • electrical / mechanical components (rocking the man & the impala head
  12. 12. • wax & plaster of Paris (in the bust of his father) Could you write about the two remaining issues? 2. Forgetting & remembering – (dis)Appearance(s)3. Paying attention to the intimate - noticing the smaller things in life, including relationships.
  13. 13. Andries Botha  Materials &Installation - ?New metaphorsmedia Afrikaner c 1600  • Movement  • Container  • Found objects -Table & lamp  - (rocking chair) - man  - impala  - picture  - father & cushion  Conclusion????? Is it Art? DEBATE 

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