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11B Larch weg (i)



Igshaan Adams

South Africa

1982 –

  • Details

    Media categories
    Textile , Installation
    Materials used
    nylon rope, cotton twine, sea shells, stones, glass, wood, plastic beads, and fabric
    341.0 x 830.0 cm (irreg.)
    Purchased with funds provided by the Patricia Lucille Bernard Bequest 2021
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Igshaan Adams

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  • About

    11B Larch weg (i) 2019 is a meticulous reproduction of the path worn from the front to the back door of a house, known to Adams, in the township of Bonteheuwel, South Africa, where he grew up. Indeed, the title of the work is an address where – as Google Maps reveals – a narrow two-story duplex resides across the road from a primary school. Across a length of more than eight metres, the work describes a domestic journey that speaks of the repetition and rituals of daily life: Adams lavishes attention on the reproduction of the worn and abraded surfaces of the carpet and flooring. This interior pathway also suggests a desire line through a landscape or even a map of an extensive landform. The intricacy and beauty of the work’s handcrafted surface suggests reverence for the everyday: a meditation on, and a memorial to, the lives that shaped the space - and the space that shaped the lives.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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