The Octopus, The Boat, The Imperialists and A Dark Cloud (over the Poets)

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May 2009 – Concept and execution of festive installation The Octopus, The Boat, The Imperialists and A Dark Cloud, for Chimurenga Library project for CAPE PLATFORM 09 Art Biennale, Cape Town Central Library, Drill Hall, Cape Town, Reference and Poetry section. Commissioned by Chimurenga Magazine as commentary on the power relationships between knowledge and space. Find out more about the project here, and view photos of the complete library intervention here.
[With thanks to Vanessa Dantas e Sá and Riana Raveloarison for helping with setting up the installation in the Library].
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About Maria GC Aragão

Architect, part-time lecturer, external examiner. I am interested in spaces of collective memory, the visual arts and architecture’s potential to enable change. I practice at the intersection between meaning, aesthetics and commerce. As an external examiner I look to architecture as an act of translation

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