n De Arte - Fire Walker, Oliver Barstow & Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (Eds.) : book review
|Article Title||Fire Walker, Oliver Barstow & Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (Eds.) : book review|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Author||Amanda Du Preez|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||89 - 91|
New York boasts the Statue of Liberty, Rio de Janeiro takes cover in the shadow of the giant Cristo Rendentor atop the Corcovado, and nowthe city of Johannesburg is graced with its own 'street hero' (p. 82), namely Fire Walker the figure of a female vendor in motion although stationed at the foot of the Queen Elizabeth Bridge in downtown Johannesburg's lively bustle. Even if Fire Walker does not share thesame utopian spirit (or perhaps she does?) as the colossal antecedents in New York or Rio de Janeiro - for she deals more with 'bare life' (p. 2) - the sculptural collaboration between artists William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx, commissioned for the World Soccer Cup event of 2010, did culminate in an impressive 'eleven-metre-high assemblage of laser-cutsteel plates' (p. 15).
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