Alterscapes : Playground (E), 2005-2015
Alterscapes : Playground (E), 2005-2015

Otobong Nkanga
Alterscapes : Playground (E), 2005-2015
c- print mounted on aluminium
50 x 67 cm ( 54 x 71 x 4 cm / 21,2 x 27,9 inch framed framed )
Edition of 7 ex + 1 AP


      This work made after my visit to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. This work was realized in the context of the 1st Architecture, Art & Landscape Biennial of the Canary Islands. Nkanga has made lots of pictures of the landscape which inspired me in the creation of a maquette made out of sculpted paper and a variety of materials such as fake trees, colored sand, photographic cut outs, clay, glass, etc. This scale and balance made it possible for me to be in the sculpture and to perform the acts registered. Once the images where made the sculpture was destroyed. The background was completely white to reinforce the effect of the darkness of the body. The silhouette (selfportrait) is a representation of the human in the environment: a creator/destructor.