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    By MJ Turpin
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  • Apartment / Containers

    By Vincent Bezuidenhout
    These diptychs are the start of a series of images I have been working on regarding the visual landscape we choose to surround ourselves
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  • Collage

    By Claudio Parentela
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  • Drag and Snap

    By Leigh-Anne Niehaus
    This series is inspired by the childhood game of "snapdragon", which allows for simplistic and delightful decision-making through random selections of colour and number.
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  • Human/Nature

    By Lydia Anne McCarthy
    This series explores moments between nature and human beings that are at once idealistic and unsettling. Each picture is an independent narrative, but placed
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  • p u n c t u a t i o n

    By Ula Einstein
    Einstein works with a diverse range of media, including drawings and installation with fire, thread, and blades. The series of drawings and installations with
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  • Pretty Babies

    By Peregrine Honig
    With the premise that "/ " presents what is IN and what is OUT, the "Pretty Babies" series explores the fashion industry's well-published and syndicated DOs
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  • River Bank

    By Mario Sughi
    The symbol / is intended initially as a symbol of division. A real or unreal line divides the girl from the water, the girl from
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  • Seasaw

    By Sol Kjøk
    Here, the motif is conceived of as a seesaw (the typo in the title is intended, as this drawing is part of a series
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  • Series Seven Up

    By Noel Fignier
    Text by João Branco Kyron, HipnóticaThe collision is imminent and in the fraction of time left, the eyes shut and the vision is superbly
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  • A battle over samoosas between the snobbish Cinderella and a homeless electrician is mediated by Cinderella's boyfriend JJ. The samoosa battle is conflated with
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  • Untitled

    By Wilhelm Saayman
    This series of images, made using pen and ink, photographs and Photoshop, explore alternate/dream realities.
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  • Let's go there

    By Leigh Le Roux
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  • The space between.

    By Mehita Iqani
    It's a handy little line, the one that we use to make our options known. Either/Or. Paper and ink or binary code? Its clichéd,
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  • /

    By Ruth Barker
    On the QWERTY layout of my computer keyboard, the symbol / appears beside the questioning symbol ?. They are represented together on the same key, and
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  • I returned home after my first year in college to discover my younger sister had turned gorgeous. This was a disappointment, but not an
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  • Forward! Slash!

    By Travis Lyle
    You think you're a forward-thinking kinda person, do you? Lemme be the one to break it to you, sunshine – you're as lame as the
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  • Letter to the Editor

    By Elan Gamaker
    Dear Sir/Madam I should like strenuously to object to the subject matter ("/") of your current issue. It must first be mentioned, however, that it
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  • Butterfly

    By Adriana de Barros
    The pupa, a silk wrap of emotionsIsolated, within breathing, wanting to bethe intense pronoun of selfIt is silly to be one's own pronounShe giggles
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  • Evidence of Life

    By Tamlyn Martin
    Below is an extract from a series of 11 poems created in parallel with visual artworks. 5. Memories laced with visceral realityFlooding herThe gentle
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  • Immigrants

    By Stanley Onjezani Kenani
    you want to livenothing leaveto liveyou swimor like fresh sardinesyou are packedin boatsyou leaveto live.  you leavegold in the belly of Africaoil in
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  • In Between

    By Tania van Schalkwyk
    Raised in an Arabian land of heat, fire and temper,sometimes the calm of England clamps downlike damp in a bathroom with no windowand a
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  • Or: a line drawing

    By Gabeba Baderoon
    Pencil and nothing. Her face turned almost entirely away. Forehead, cheekbone,jaw,the bun low in her neck,shoulderand down,the long linejust enoughthen left alone.
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  • Scissor

    By Charlotte Gait
    There was a time when you and I were connected by iron, acid, vitamin and blood. Where every mouthful I took was with the
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  • Un Hombre Fuerte

    By Tamo Vonarim Written these words are, at times of a subconscious flow – whether they are mine, I don't know. All I know is that I
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  • Unbroken Awareness

    My life is now a floating shellI am a vessel on that river.The storm, the ship, the sea,Whose shores we lost in crossing.  I
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  • Untitled

    By Aryan Kaganof
    /At R550 rand I thought I'd rather die/ My mother: can I trust this woman?/ I thought the Romans were coming, dinkum/ …and always
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    By Sean Hampton-Cole
    Keys. John speaking. 'Lo?Good morning. May I speak to Bob Mitchell please?Bob in Bonds?I'm not really sure. I'm trying to...You want extension 125. This
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  • Wayne Porter, freelance journalist, donned his anthropologist's birthday suit and hit the bowling alley. Bar the bowlers hat tipped gently off centre, the man
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  • The Incised Wound

    By Joanne Hichens
    "Please, for me, Dave," I placed my hand on his, and really, no begging, just asked him nicely, "Lay off the booze tonight." Whether
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  • He had been driving for hours through that unstable, somnambulist night when he fell asleep at the wheel. He awoke with a start and
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Saturday, 24 June 2017 13:32

To Give Life Anew

Through my work I explore the cyclical nature of life and decay, as they feed into each other to create a sense of homeostasis in the natural world. All life exists in this constant state of flux. I believe that creation (the physical world, including our bodies) and consciousness (the immaterial…
Saturday, 24 June 2017 13:14

Dancer in the Woods

The story of our universe begins with a singularity. Due to some inconceivable force, space expanded and matter formed. The stars, the earth, oceans, animals and even our bodies, are all made from this matter that has existed since the beginning of time. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has a term for…
Friday, 16 June 2017 10:44


Modern technological advancements have made it possible for public engagements to be recorded and accessible to the world. Security cameras are a primary way for people to feel safe in public areas but also a way for the general public to be observed. Moral challenges can be created with the…
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Monday, 12 June 2017 16:29

Morning commute

Monday, 12 June 2017 15:47


Thursday, 16 March 2017 13:01

Aesthetics of Security | 2013

The work series Aesthetics of Security derives from a longer stay in Johannesburg, South Africa. The city has still one of the highest crime rates world wide, due to the bad economic situation of many and mainly black people, which has not changed significantly since the end of Apartheid. This…
Sunday, 26 February 2017 16:33


Saturday, 25 February 2017 22:09

Escaping the Grid

Friday, 24 February 2017 07:52

Watching the Sky

Vision is a wide-reaching concept. With this piece, I'm merging the physical/literal idea of vision, (as in seeing) with the idea of en-visioning. Watching clouds crossing the sky provides for a quiet and dynamic witnessing of change. Seeing the very essence of change, as the sky and clouds coalesce, separate,…
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:19


Tuesday, 07 February 2017 13:32

The Wound

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:51

Ayanda and Gone Too Far

A baby is abused by its mother while still in her tummy. It grows into a troubled young man. He meets the girl of his dreams and tries to kill her. But fails because of her feminine powers. The troubled young man is reunited with the ghost of his mother.…
Image Gallery Character resonating out hard into the environs: with physical manifestations in Heaven and Earth; for better or worse; meteorologically, geologically, technologically; synthesising hydrologic incandescence; atmospheric coalescence, reflecting in the inner and outer cosmos; and in hardcore aquatic forces.[click on the thumbnails to view full images]
Sunday, 16 October 2016 22:49

Hugh Hervey Walker

A selection from a series of polaroids and paintings "We are Definitely Heroes" that calls into question our self-obsessed nature through the lens of the fictional superhero.  An open letter as statement...Dearest Heroes (and villain),  My deepest apologies for any possible offense put upon your character by my aesthetic and…
Sunday, 25 September 2016 15:52


de-identified examines the impact of facial recognition technology on individual privacy.  Using augmented portraits of 19th century women and an imagined narrative, de-identified explores how to conceal facial features to avoid image detection.In search of a more progressive life, 19th century women are transported into the 21st century only to find…
Friday, 09 September 2016 13:47

Mountain Heart

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 10:27

Subliminal Split

The Flashing Image "Section 3. Misleading-advertising". BCAP Code. Committees on Advertising Practice (CAP). 2013. "No advertisement may use images of very brief duration, or any other technique that is likely to influence consumers, without their being fully aware of what has been done.”   The idea of inserting a frame…
Thursday, 25 February 2016 12:25

Another View

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 22:33

Human Faces

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 22:11

My Secrets

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 21:53


Tuesday, 23 February 2016 21:41

My Light

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 08:03


Thursday, 18 February 2016 22:06

the nymph in motion

  At once startled and intrigued, the woman twists her gaze to the top right, staring wide-eyed into the swollen face of a god, depicted in a separate snapshot. This figure, Apollo, strains his head to the left, his forehead creases as he prepares to blow out the breath which…
Thursday, 11 February 2016 10:02

Vivid at the Office

I have a busy, mornings only, office job at a mining engineering company. Here I sit, dreaming of the art I would rather be making at home. There is a boring, montone office palette in this environment – grey, dark blue, black, brown. Vivid colours are not professional here. On…
Saturday, 23 January 2016 19:19


Tuesday, 19 January 2016 13:17

The Hill

Vivid for me is an experience I lived few years ago. Video art - THE HILL : It's a human landscape, with emotions, feelings, doubts that take birth. It's a life within, a whole world. This short film is a memoire of a woman. Takes us through the vicious circle…
Thursday, 14 January 2016 01:24

Breathing Trees

A vivid experience invariably involves most of the senses.  This image, Breathing Trees, conveys qualities of trees during a rain storm.  The energy of wind, moisture; and the trees accepting these, created a vivid witnessing for me.  My wish is that the gold conveys a sacred quality.  The round form…
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 14:48

Spiritual Landscapes

Spiritual LandscapesOriginal Photographs are Lambda prints 70x100cm, edition of 7.  Shot in Iceland Dec 2011 – Jan 2012 “There is nothing more amazing than the magic of nature. To visit the charming places that scare us and to do the things that take us out of our comfort zone.  To be somewhere,…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 20:52

Capsule v.2

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 19:59

Capsule v.3

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 19:43


A geode is a rock of various shapes that is hollow on the inside and contains crystals within its core. These geological formations can be found the world over, but are most prevalent in desert areas in the Western Hemisphere.   There is long lineage of miners in my family.…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 11:22


The first in a series entitled “Life”, through which I wish to capture a moment in the life of the sitter: the specific time and place (both physically and mentally) of their current state. I am continuously inspired by the cinematic tableau, representations of moments captured like stills from a…
I never noticed it from here before. I must be wonted to it—that's the reason. The little graveyard where my people are! - Robert Frost Through a metal gate and across the lush lawn behind the main house, I headed toward the small frame structure in the southwest corner of…
Monday, 20 July 2015 15:13

Cape Mongo

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