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   Building 5100, Pelindaba, South Africa    2014  Archival Pigment Ink Print on Cotton Paper   30x35 inches

Building 5100, Pelindaba, South Africa

2014

Archival Pigment Ink Print on Cotton Paper

30x35 inches

  Criticality Facility   2014  Archival Pigment Ink Print on Cotton Paper  18x25 inches 

Criticality Facility

2014

Archival Pigment Ink Print on Cotton Paper

18x25 inches 

   The Circle Facility A.K.A. Ararat A.K.A. Velindaba     2014    Archival Pigment Ink Print on Cotton Paper    16x16 inches

The Circle Facility A.K.A. Ararat A.K.A. Velindaba

2014


Archival Pigment Ink Print on Cotton Paper


16x16 inches

  Problem Picture   2015  Newsprint 

Problem Picture

2015

Newsprint 

  Untitled    2014  Archival Pigment Ink Print on Cotton paper  20x40 inches

Untitled

2014

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20x40 inches

   
  
 
  
    
  
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      Pelindaba     [1]       Declassified documents printed on standard A4 copy paper, plinth.       In the 1970 and 80’s South Africa built six atom bombs in seemingly complete secrecy. As the apartheid system crumbled the program was swiftly disbanded before the advent of democracy.    Pelindaba    consists of more than 900 pages of declassified documents from various sources including the N.S.A., C.I.A. and internal government communications regarding South Africa’s clandestine Nuclear weapons program during apartheid.     These documents cover a period of twenty-five years of South African nuclear policy, from early uranium supply arrangements under the United States-South Africa Atomic Energy Bilateral to the South African response to the September 1979 Vela incident and the subsequent destruction of its nuclear program. Large sections within these documents have been redacted.    'From the 3rd to the 17th of April 2014, as part of the exhibition Photoglobal New Releases through the School of Visual Arts New York, I placed a stack of 900 pages of declassified documents on a plinth, the same size as the documents, inside a gallery on the Lower East side. The audience unable to page through these documents and unaware whether it was a work or simply gallery documentation, subsequently took pages of these documents home'.    'From the 16th of July to the 16th of August 2014, a selection of  Pelindaba  was shown at the exhibition GESTURE at the US Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa. I emailed a PDF of these documents to the curator, who subsequently printed it out on an office printer and the individual pages were then pinned to the gallery wall'.    1 "Pelindaba" is derived from the words pelile meaning "finished" and indaba meaning "discussion".

Pelindaba [1]

Declassified documents printed on standard A4 copy paper, plinth.

 In the 1970 and 80’s South Africa built six atom bombs in seemingly complete secrecy. As the apartheid system crumbled the program was swiftly disbanded before the advent of democracy. Pelindaba consists of more than 900 pages of declassified documents from various sources including the N.S.A., C.I.A. and internal government communications regarding South Africa’s clandestine Nuclear weapons program during apartheid.

These documents cover a period of twenty-five years of South African nuclear policy, from early uranium supply arrangements under the United States-South Africa Atomic Energy Bilateral to the South African response to the September 1979 Vela incident and the subsequent destruction of its nuclear program. Large sections within these documents have been redacted.

'From the 3rd to the 17th of April 2014, as part of the exhibition Photoglobal New Releases through the School of Visual Arts New York, I placed a stack of 900 pages of declassified documents on a plinth, the same size as the documents, inside a gallery on the Lower East side. The audience unable to page through these documents and unaware whether it was a work or simply gallery documentation, subsequently took pages of these documents home'.

'From the 16th of July to the 16th of August 2014, a selection of Pelindaba was shown at the exhibition GESTURE at the US Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa. I emailed a PDF of these documents to the curator, who subsequently printed it out on an office printer and the individual pages were then pinned to the gallery wall'.

1 "Pelindaba" is derived from the words pelile meaning "finished" and indaba meaning "discussion".

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  Vlakplaas   2014  Dimensions Varialbe 

Vlakplaas

2014

Dimensions Varialbe 

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   Marion Island 1979        2014   Archival Pigment Ink Print on Cotton Paper  12x16inches

Marion Island 1979 

2014

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12x16inches

  Die Groot Krokodil (The Big Crocodile)   2014   Archival Pigment Ink Print on Cotton Paper 25 x 15 inches

Die Groot Krokodil (The Big Crocodile)

2014

Archival Pigment Ink Print on Cotton Paper
25 x 15 inches

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   Minutes of Third ISSA meeting held at 19:30 on Monday, 30th June 1975, In Government Guest House, Pretoria.      2014  8x10 inch photocopy

Minutes of Third ISSA meeting held at 19:30 on Monday, 30th June 1975, In Government Guest House, Pretoria.
 

2014
8x10 inch photocopy