During their residency at NIROX (Dec 2022 – Jan 2023), Anna Boldt and Mathias Weinfurter realised Blurry Gazes, the second project conducted by the duo under that banner. Having conducted similar research in the town of Ambalema, Colombia, in 2019, the starting point for their artistic research in South Africa was a series of photographs, stitched together on Google Street View (GSV), of various locations in the region surrounding NIROX. Whilst in residence, the duo conducted research on-site, meeting those captured by GSV and exploring the site-specific conditions of the proximate (yet economically disparate) areas of Nietgedacht, Roodeport, and Krugersdorp. The result is a portrait of these respective communities, juxtaposed with their online representation, that raises a series of questions about visibility, representation, agency, surveillance, and land in South Africa.
Curated by Sven Christian
January 7 - 9, 2023
NIROX Sculpture Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cradle of Humankind
R540 Kromdraai Rd, Krugersdorp, 1739, South Africa