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Easton, Kai (2014) Karoo Country. [Shows/Exhibitions] (Submitted)

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A short documentary /travelogue set to music by Abdullah Ibrahim and in dialogue with J. M. Coetzee's fictionalised autobiographical trilogy, Scenes from Provincial Life. The images were taken during my travels in the Western Cape in 2012, when Prince Albert was celebrating its 250th anniversary: Coetzee's ancestor Zacharias de Beer is singled out in local histories as one of the town's founders. Scenes include the farm Maraisdal, where Coetzee completed his first novel, Dusklands, and the outskirts of Voelfontein, the family farm referred to in Boyhood and Summertime.

Item Type: Shows/Exhibitions
Additional Information: Exhibition, Traverses: J. M. Coetzee in the World, curated by Jennifer Rutherford, Hawke Research Institute, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, University of South Australia, 3-28 November 2014 with the J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide, the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas and other sponsors. In addition to the curated archives from the Harry Ransom Center, the exhibition included artworks by Sharon Zwi, Berlinde de Bruyckere and Lisa Harms.
Keywords: J. M. Coetzee, Karoo Country, Scenes from Provincial Life, Adelaide, Traverses Exhibition, Abdullah Ibrahim, Water from an Ancient Well, Prince Albert, Voelfontein, Maraisdal, Archives
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Centre for English Studies [closed]
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa
Copyright Statement: Documentary by Kai Easton (5' 48" minutes) with soundtrack by Abdullah Ibrahim ('Water from an Ancient Well'). We are grateful to Abdullah Ibrahim for permission to include this soundtrack for the duration of the three-week exhibition in Adelaide, where the video was run on a continuous loop as an installation in the art gallery.
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 09:44
Related URLs: https://www.ade ... ee-in-the-world (Organisation URL)

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