HumanEarth at Conradie Care Centre

 

On Sunday 22 January 2012; using the materials available to us, 4 artists entered and altered the state of the space inside a vacant building once used as part of the Conradie Hospital. The discarded, vacated space have been ravaged by desperate souls attacking the structure to take anything that they could sell or use – even digging into walls to steal the pipes.  Rubble, sand, dust, discarded medical supplies, remnants from the days that this building was used to treat and nurture patients: used to give expression to our ideas and feelings about the space, and to create patterns, textures and bring new energy into the building. This formed part of HumanEarth – an art project and series of exhibitions led by Nastasha  Daniels, centred around human-environment interaction.