An Exploration of the Southern African Geography
a video art exhibition featuring works
Strijdom van der Merwe
Landscapes, probably more than any other visual objects, remains a vital source of inspiration since every person, whether consciously or subconsciously, lives in a constant relationship with his or her environment.
Participating artists were invited to explore through the creative use of video any themes related to the geography, landscape and environment and to present their representations and feelings around the "environment-human-being-nature" theme.
The works express a deep appreciation for nature and its splendours and also reflect fears that these beauties may become degraded.
The objective of the exhibition was on the one hand to stimulate and encourage artists to use their abilities to formulate original and imaginative images with the help of video technology, and on the other hand, invite the viewer to savour the range of moods that landscapes evoke in the heart.
Included in the DVD is Georgia Papageorge’s magnificent
Africa Rifting - Lines of Fire, Namibia / Brazil,
video images of two grand installations inspired by a voyage commencing in Namibia in June 2001 and climaxing in Torres, Southern Brazil, on 11 September 2001.