Sold

SOLD! is a series of slave posters created to establish a link and make visible the disavowed experiences of the living and the accumulated history, with present day processes of erasure that underwrite these disavowals. Simulating slave era poster design – its fonts, images and grammar – with contemporary logos of developers, and businesses who benefit from and drive gentrification and commodification, this series will endeavour to highlight the historical relationship of injustice between the creation of the ghettos and townships of the Cape Flats and the human cost of the construction of the modern white city which has been re-branded within the neo-liberal democracy as a place of plenty available to the already privileged few and is thus disconnected from social and political change as well as the necessity of restitution and social justice. 

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About xcollektiv

In an age where the function of art as a statement and act of resistance is arguably more necessary than ever before, the role of the artist as activist and revolutionary is of vital importance if we are to retain any hope of significant social change. The Xcollective is a creative incubator for collaborative multi-disciplinary projects by visual-artists, writers, filmmakers and performers who are exploring issues of dispossession, trauma, memory and resistance through their work. Our aim is to facilitate and initiate projects that pose questions and draws attention to issues and to connect with ordinary lives through public creative processes. Our intention is to weave an 'in-cooperative' expression that will be comprised of and will infiltrate different media spaces: to reach neglected audiences, and build community and agency around issues of individual and collective importance. The Xcollective's processes are exploratory, (R)-evolutionary, multi-and-inter-disciplinary; and informed by a fomenting creative multilogue. The Xcollective aims to promote the joint ownership of the humanness of community through its participatory creative expression.
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