Eleven births backwards

posted in: !midwif

!midwif aka ‘Maaij’ Claesje of Angola, mother of Sara Van Gijselen, who is mother of Dorothea Oelofse, who is mother of Roelof Campher, who is father of Roelof Campher, who is father of Johanna Sophia Jacoba Campher, who is mother of Catharina Dorothea Meeding, who is mother of Catherine Hooper, who is mother of Robert Frank Morris, who is father of John Frank Morris, who is … Read More

Emissary to the Past

posted in: Muriel, The Company

The suitcase stands empty in the studio. The thousand letters once crammed into it have been sorted by date, logged, read, some typed up and others photographed. Muriel Leysen, the owner of the case and its contents, died in Johannesburg in the 1970s. The father of the artist has been guardian of the suitcase for over forty years. Following his death the artist brought the case … Read More