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World-Wide-Walks/between earth & water/CAPES

Peter d’Agostino © 2021

Video Installation
Virtual preview: 5min Edition: 5+2 AP

Video walks performed in and around South Africa’s significant ecological and
historical sites: Cape Town Robben Island Prison, Cape of Good Hope,
and Cape Agulhas. In 2018, Cape Town’s city manager warned of a looming
‘Day Zero’ crisis when water taps would run dry following years of severe drought.
Robben Island, across from Cape Town in Table Bay, is the site of an infamous
maximum-security prison for Black, Indian, and mixed race opponents of
South Africa’s apartheid regime. Nelson Mandela was incarcerated there
for 19 of his 27 years in prison before serving as the country’s
first black president from 1994-99. While the Cape of Good Hope
is widely known for early Portuguese explorations (1487-98)
it also played a key role in the slave trade beginning in 1652.
Cape Agulhas, at the geographic southern tip of the African continent,
is the geographic divide between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Preview exhibition: Harvestworks Digital Arts Center NY (2021)