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Damaged Archive (Soweto)

Dan Halter

On Exactitude in Science

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Medium Woven archival prints on Ivory Enigma paper
Height (cm) 28
Width (cm) 19
Artist Dan Halter
Year 2014

Dan Halter (b. 1977) is based in Cape Town, South Africa.

From ArtThrob’s Art Bio by Sue Williamson, July 2007:

‘I don’t have a particular moral stance, or any over-riding beliefs. I am interested in people, in humanity as a whole. I am not religious. I am an observer of the world and the things I make offer a social commentary in a somewhat ambiguous way. Coming from Zimbabwe, I am no stranger to the corrupting effects of power and the irony that so few people or just one person can have a hold over or affect so many.

‘I also like to play with methods of production, preferring to appropriate styles and play down my “artist’s hand” in the creative process. I have taken typically Zimbabwean modes of art production, which in the case of Zimbabwe often tends towards the curio. I play with local sayings and expressions and also with meanings. Hopefully, the end products are potent combinations that are often open for interpretation’.
– Dan Halter

 

‘The Borges story, credited fictionally as a quotation from “Suárez Miranda, Viajes de varones prudentes, Libro IV, Cap. XLV, Lérida, 1658″, imagines an empire where the science of cartography becomes so exact that only a map on the same scale as the empire itself will suffice’.
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