Nie ‘n Skildery van ‘n Wynplaas nie
(Not a Painting of a Wine Farm)
Digital collage on canvas, 2015
Digital existence of the Afrikaner identity questions traditional rhetoric of what modern society expects of the collective Afrikaner nationhood. Engaging on social media with the Facebook page for Huisgenoot, a traditionally domesticated family-oriented tabloid, I sarcastically made comments about Afrikaans culture as well as nihilistically questioning and responding to the page’s forcibly positive posts.
Nie ‘n Skildery van ‘n Wynplaas Nie / Not a Painting of a Wine Farm explores the seemingly fading existence of this collective Afrikaans identity grounded in conservatism and lack of self-reflexivity, by questioning notions of land, the household, art and culture in dynamic online spaces.