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Henry Albertus

Dreamland

2018

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Henry Albertus was one of the first settlers of Vrygrond, or in Afrikaans, "free ground." It is now more commonly known as Capricorn Township. Informal Settlements or Townships are living structures set up on council land. Because they are not designed for housing, water and electricity are not part of the formula.

Traditionally, the houses are one-story units made from corrugated metal, plastics, glass and wood. However, Henry Albertus, who has spent his life reading about and exploring various construction techniques, has spent his life in Vrygrond breaking the traditional township house rules. By recycling rubbish from junkyards and upcycling it into many-leveled sculptural castles, Albertus has built works that echo architecture from all over the world.

Videographer: Corey Sattler

Curated by Tavia La Follette

Exhibition

Civil Rights & Civil Wrongs: South Africa and US, May 25 - July 29, 2018
About The Artist

Henry Albertus recycles rubbish from junkyards to create many-leveled sculptural castles echoing architecture from all over the world in Capricorn Township, a shantytown in the Cape Town region.

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