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500,000 hand moulded clay bricks stacked by hand and fired. Most of the bricks in South Africa are made this ancient way. Shot between Bredasdorp and Napier in the Western Cape, South Africa.
During a hike we entered an open space in an ancient forest and suddenly everybody stopped talking, sat down and looked around wondering about the sudden silence…..
Just the click of the camera …
A title in French always sounds ‘très chique’ 😉 Translated it means ‘The Cretan Labyrinth in the Ancient Forest’. You see; French is not that difficult except when you are in conversation with French people because they talk so fast that it seems that they forget half of the words…
Anyway this is an imaginary with 25 layers (textures) of the labyrinth in Platbos; the Southernmost ancient forest of the African Continent of which I recently published some pictures (see link). All layers/textures are derived from images I made in this forest.
As usual with my imaginaries: I am watching you.
If people (especially the ones from outside the African Continent) are talking about South Africa the conversation is ‘Black’ and ‘White’. But what about the in-between South Africans? These are, with one foot in ancient tradition and the other in contemporary (white) society; the ‘Lost People’.
The ‘Coloreds’ have their own world embedded between vague tradition and misty modern world. Distrusted by both ‘Black’ and ‘White’ they have to find their own way in a ‘dark forest’.
It’s a dangerous world out there or is it here?