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Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:20

Thupelo Moments

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Thupelo Moments : francois Thupelo Moments : francois Collaboration between Francois Knoetze and Janet Botes

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THUPELO MOMENTS are a series of double exposure photographs created during the 2015 Thupelo workshop held at Ruth Prowse school of Art in Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa. This workshop can be seen as a break or hiatus in the usual way of living and working for the artists who participated. Thupelo workshops aim at giving artists a space and opportunity to work, explore and make art in a supportive environment, and encourages collaboration and cultural exchange between the international and local artists who participate. For two weeks we were able to focus on artmaking and exploring ideas (which are often worth developing further), while (mostly) forgetting or escaping from our usual responsbilities and activities.  

These photographs were created by exposing (taking a photograph of) the other artists's work onto a film with photos from a weekend away (another hiatus or break from the usual) in Ceres just a few weeks prior to the workshop. Each photograph becomes a collaboration between the artist photographed and the artist as photographer.


CAPTIONS & CREDIT INFO FOR ALL THE IMAGES:

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Thupelo Moments : zach
Collaboration between Zacharaha Magasa and Janet Botes

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Thupelo Moments : ayesha
Collaboration between Ayesha Price and Janet Botes

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Thupelo Moments : dathini
Collaboration between Dathini Mzayiya and Janet Botes

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Thupelo Moments : lionel
Collaboration between Lionel Davis and Janet Botes

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Thupelo Moments : jeff
Collaboration between Jeff Lok and Janet Botes

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Thupelo Moments : helen
Collaboration between Helen Harris and Janet Botes

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Thupelo Moments : oupa
Collaboration between Oupa Sibeko and Janet Botes

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Thupelo Moments : ofentse
Collaboration between Ofentse Letebele and Janet Botes

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Thupelo Moments : francois
Collaboration between Francois Knoetze and Janet Botes

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Thupelo Moments : erica
Collaboration between Erica Luttich and Janet Botes
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Janet Botes

I am an artist who use different techniques and artistic disciplines to express and represent emotions, experiences and messages. One of my aims is to raise awareness about our integral connection to nature, and how everything we do has an impact on those around us and our planet as a whole. Other themes that can be found in my work include personal experiences, relationships, identity and spirituality.

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