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  • *

    By Alex & Cocco
    The asterisk is typically used to mark written text. We have chosen to interpreted this sign as a form of 'censorship.' The following examples
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  • ***

    By Niklas Zimmer
    The artist's most frequent 'physical' use of the * is in sms's with his lover (much more meaningful, he says, than "x" or even "xxx").
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  • *Why?

    By Taryn Ward
    These images explore the use of female nudity in mass media, and ask, "Why cover up now?
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  • This edition of ITCH Online features as its "rolling cover" (that impressive image block on the home page) five images from a series of
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  • Artificial Terrains

    By Margaret Inga
    Inga's work revolves around an interest in manufacturing artificial terrains. By virtue of having been completely constructed, her photographed scenes have been divested of
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  • Asterisks

    By Stacie Johnson
    A series of paintings featuring everyday items and constructed sybolisms.
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  • Battlestations!!

    By Toban Nichols
    "BATTLESTATIONS!!" is a type of deconstructivist fairy tale utilizing found video from an old VCR tape combined with new footage created from an original
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  • Captive

    By Yulia Pinkusevich
    The "Captive" series consists of site-specific wall drawings and woks on paper that discuss captivity as a mental state. These large murals and supplementary
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  • Cliffhanger

    By Vincent Bezuidenhout
    The asterisk is commonly used to call out a footnote, an extra thought or information. Just like some of us are merely footnotes in
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  • Colour of the night

    By Gerhardt Coetzee
    East London, 2008.
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  • Communication

    By Lena Lapschina
    These two photographs are part of a larger series that decodes the traces of the communicative clashes in public space of a devasted area
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  • In an observation of the relationship between words, images, texts and symbols in an "information enviroment", we can find in the daily media a
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  • This short video chronicles some moments of art-making in a live painting show by DRAGON, in London (a tour that went on to Ibize).
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  • Found Mandala

    By Corinne Diop
    This series consists of images that contain a strong radial design with a center point anchor. The artist thinks of these shapes as "found
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  • Icon

    By Michelle Murphy
    An asterisk (*) is a typographical symbol resembling a conventional image of a star, and in some applications the symbol (*) itself is referred to as
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  • Jumping Girls

    By Anita van Zyl
    These images were created so as to look almost as though they were shot underwater; to catch the fluid movement and motion of the
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  • Koe

    By Jason Ferguson
    The video and images document a large site-specific project recently completed by the artist in Kolderveen, the Netherlands. "koe"  is a response to the
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  • The artwork is a self-portrait made for the Off the Wall exhibition held in Durban, South Africa. The theme was 'Identity in a changing
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  • Passing

    By Kate Pollard
    This series illustrates my family's reaction to the unexpected death of my father on Oct. 22, 2007. Since his death, I have chronicled myself
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  • Peanut Elves

    By Wendy Given
    The artist is interested in inattentional blindness, also known as perceptual blindness, which is the phenomenon of not being able to see things that
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  • People of Durban

    By Daniel Cuthbert
    Having grown up in Apartheid South Africa and experienced life under the racist National Party, Cuthbert was used to how a country treated its
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  • S*N*O*W*I*N*G

    By Biljana Arandjelovic
    A woman watches the first snowflakes of winter fall on the city.
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  • "I love how we can be alone, even when surrounded by people. I try look for these people who are like stars in a
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  • Speranze

    By Faris Ahmed
    During a recent trip to Rome, Ahmed visited the Città dell'Altra Economia (City of the Other Economy) — a former abbatoir that used to provide
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  • Starship

    By Jesper Ulvelius
    This series examines, from a distanced perspective, events, items and changes from the artist and his father's home. Routines are an important part of
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  • Entry to Asterisk Land

    By Mehita Iqani
    The door-woman, hip as all hell in hoop earrings, a red-lipped smile and a loose 'fro, aims her permanent marker at my wrist: first
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  • 100 Papers

    By Lisa Witepski
    Let me be upfront: prose poetry isn't my favourite read. Although I certainly appreciate the skill required to craft an intense, often lyrical, piece
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  • By winning the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award twice for his first two books, Midlands (2002) and The Number (2004), Jonny Steinberg has become
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  • Beauty's Gift

    By Karina Magdalena Szczurek
    When Njabulo S. Ndebele's The Cry of Winnie Mandela was published in 2003, Antjie Krog endorsed it by saying: "For so many decades South
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  • Blood Kin

    By Lisa Witepski
    I'm a bit perverse when it comes to books and hype: the more vaunted the read, the more determined I am to approach it
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  • Double Cross

    By Karina Magdalena Szczurek
    I am not particularly passionate about crime fiction, but reading Tracy Gilpin's debut novel Double Cross was a wonderful experience. It not only has
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  • Drinking from the Dragon's Well

    By Karina Magdalena Szczurek
    When Alex Smith, a "tea, travel and writing" addict, is told that the greatest novel ever written, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, came from
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  • Footnotes in Yiddish

    By Lara Koseff
              In Lithuanian cities, old timber houses sit between grey Soviet architecture and international style office blocks. Heritage laws protect
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  • Damon Galgut's new novel, The Impostor, set in post-apartheid South Africa has as its protagonist a white middle-aged man called Adam Napier (the biblical
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  • Ode to *

    By Alex Emsley
    He sits quietly on the top row, hovering above 8 like a bad hangover.  * is the nice guy of the keyboard, and his uses
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  • I enjoy a good game. The roll of the dice, the shuffle of cards, and the movement of pieces around a board fascinate me.
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  • Out of the Wreckage

    By Lisa Witepsky
    The back of Allan Kolski Horwitz's Out of the Wreckage reads thus: "The dream and the dream situation; the dream-like; the waking fantasy; the
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  • Pompidou Posse

    By Karina Magdalena Szczurek
    Sarah Lotz's debut novel Pompidou Posse tells the story of Vicki and Sage, two young women from England, who in the late 1980s decide
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  • Sinclair

    By Arja Salafranca
    This book is described as being based on the life of Marc Steinberg, creator of Creative Consciousness International, located in Cape Town. However,  I
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