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AN INTERLUDE

MULTI MEDIA INSTALLATION

SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURED AT

TURBINE ART FAIR, JHB

17 – 20 JULY, 2014

OVERVIEW

 

“I have a strong emotional connection with this work, linked as it is with my visit to Venice last year while my brother lay in a coma at home. The soft echoing soundtrack was recorded at the top of the Brixton hill near the Yeoville water tower, where Zionists and other religious workers congregate to pray and cast blessings over Johannesburg” – Ronél de Jager (2014)

‘An Interlude’ is the second installment of De Jager’s three-part debut solo exhibition ‘After Midnight’ and unfolds in the darkened basement of the Turbine Hall. By means of a specialised rotating camera mount (created in collaboration with cinematographer Thomas Pretorius), a video projection, capturing the circular motion of a ‘sky view scene’, is projected onto several layers of luminous material overhead. A soft echoing soundtrack enhances a simultaneous sense of immersion and isolation, as the viewer is drawn upward toward an endless sky.

 

"I have a strong emotional connection with this work, linked as it is with my visit to Venice last year while my brother lay in a coma at home. The soft echoing soundtrack was recorded at the top of the Brixton hill near the Yeoville water tower, where Zionists and other religious workers congregate to pray and cast blessings over Johannesburg. My aim with the soundtrack was to convey a sense of the telepathic connection I experienced with my brother through prayer and meditation while I was in Venice and at the time of his passing last August.”

 

Developing over time and across locations, each installment of 'After Midnight' unveils elements that recalls and resonates with previous exhibition/s. 'An Interlude' follows on the sense of transience, movement and flux evoked in 'A Prelude' (hosted by ROOM Gallery, June 2014), becoming a ‘pause moment’ for reflection, solitude and silence; both exhibitions culminating in the final episode scheduled for February 2015, at Lizamore & Associates Gallery. 

INSTALLATION VIEWS

 

VIDEO

 

DEVELOPMENT