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When Memories Become Dreams (2019-2020)

‘When Memories Become Dreams’ is a series of darkroom prints of damaged lantern slides from the collection of the Zuid-Afrikahuis, Amsterdam. By manipulating the prints, I have attempted to explore¬†the transforming effect of time. In the darkroom, the encyclopedic pictures have become¬†abstract, estranging images.


The exhibition was part of the conservation, digitization and publication project Magic Visions, made possible by the support of the Gravin van Bylandt Foundation. The project received the Mervyn Heard Award 2020.

When Memories Become Dreams, solo exhibition Zuid-Afrikahuis, 8 October – 4 February 2021. Right: visit from the South African ambassador H. E. Vusi Madonsela.