Cnr Bertha and Stiemens streets
6PM - Late* Visit Website
The Point of Order (TPO) is an on-going project implemented by the Division of Visual Arts (DIVA) that functions as an experimental project space managed under the auspices of the exhibitions programme of the Division at the Wits School of Arts (WSOA).
Located beyond the boom, just outside the University grounds, TPO allows for the engagement of works/projects being made at DIVA in a publically accessible exhibition space. The programme covers student or staff led initiatives, and hosts residents, exhibitions, events and project exchanges with local and international individuals and institutions, with a focus on emerging artists from the postgraduate Fine Arts programme as well as upcoming undergraduate students within the DIVA.
A one-time event in partial fulfilment of a Masters in Fine Art degree.
In the installation piece, ‘Palinopsia / seeing again’, Jurgen Meekel laser-projects monochromatic images with a nearly invisible purplish-blue UV laser on a large fully covered glow-in-the-dark canvas. e visual elements appear line-by-line and continue to persist for some time. e projection surface records the image until the image dissipates. After some time, a new image can be projected, creating a new layered assemblage. e notion of the present and past, trace and decay, and the impossibility to observe time are central concepts in the work. Underscoring soundscapes create a dialogue with the projected images, echoing these temporal properties. ‘…it may just as well be compared to a continual rolling up, like that of a thread on a ball, for our past follows us, it swells incessantly with the present that it picks up on its way; and consciousness means memory.’ - H. Bergson, 1903 ‘e past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.’ - John Berger, 1984
This iteration of the work will be presented as a 3-section performative event from 18:00 onwards.
155 Jan Smuts Avenue
Cnr Melle and De Korte Streets
142 Jan Smuts Avenue
163 Jan Smuts Avenue
19 Keyes Avenue
Corner of Bertha & Jorissen Streets
138 Jan Smuts Avenue
Corner of Juta of De Beer Streets
2 Bolton Road