THE AESTHETICS OF VIOLENCE, FS, 2015
The Aesthetics of Violence, a continuing research topic, here manifests as an installation for Gallery on Leviseur. The installation expresses the violent realities of contemporary South Africa, and creates a privileged space where one can experience all the emotions that life can offer us.
Oscar Wilde writes, “Because art does not hurt us. The tears that we shed at a play are a type of the exquisite sterilsterile emotions that it is the function of art to awaken.
© Jaun van Wyk
DESIGN NEWS // PETALE, 2012
Specifically designed for Odile Decq’s architectural creations, the lamps have been developed in close collaboration with Luceplan reflecting the same approach of originality and lightness. As in the case of the Petal, first conceived for the futuristic ‘P8’ pavilion, a multifunctional centre now under construction on the banks of the Saône in Lyon, France.
© Studio Odile Decq / Jaun van Wyk
CSVR, Cape Town, 2014
The Centre for Violence Prevention and Reconciliation, a proposed intervention to house the CSVR. The project and subsequent approach embraces the reality that violence, like a virus, envelopes communities through its various interrelated forms, cultivating an increasing culture of violence. It furthermore draws on the spatial implications of violence occurring in Cape Town and its subsequent urban narrative, “considering the socio-economic development of the city.
© Jaun van Wyk