I was part of this project as a cinematographer and photographer. Below is a synopsis of the work by Farieda Nazier
The video-installation intervention titled ‘Don’t make me over’ is part of a series of works within the ambit of The Posterity Project: that act as disruption and public provocation, within selected archival and heritage sites. Besides the installation at The Forge and The Commune situated within the newly gentrified heart of Braamfontein, Johannesburg, the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town will host a parallel installation. The link between these installations reverberates a continuum between past and present: how historical colonial exploitation has developed into the much more evasive neo-liberalism we know it today.
In The Posterity Project: #2, entitled Don’t Make me Over … pays homage to the presence of past selves as a manifestation of living and ancestral spectres. Don’t Make me Over performs the generating-making, reproduction-remaking, and deconstruction-undoing, of self, within socio-political and psychosocial domains of the past and the present.