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"The world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home by conflict and persecution at the end of 2016… There are also 10 million stateless people, who have been denied a nationality… 20 people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution… The conflict in Syria, now in its seventh year, was the world’s biggest producer of refugees …" - United Nations

At the heart of conflict and persecution resides division – the inability to accept another’s choice and way of life. I do not discount the value of cultural differences, in fact, it is our differences that establish the vastness and depth of our humanity. But somehow we have lost hUmaNITY. The identity I seek to illustrate through my work is that of our hUmaNITY – a multiplicity of oneness. We emerge from the same void, through the same process, only to then become shaped into belonging to different, unrelated separate parts. I use photography as a medium to illustrate how the same process and same image render different representations through manipulating outcomes. As for Cultivating Culture, I planted seeds and nurtured and photographed them over a period of a month, illustrating the semiotic layers of labels and the restrictions and illusions accompanying difference. We propagate peace and unity … yet, nationally and internationally, we fuel division, animosity and violence, using identities of separateness.

Cult Cult_5

Digital print Photography by Christelle Viviers
Materials used
digital print on acrylic, ready to hang
Size
W:80cm x H:80cm x D:02cm

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  • Artist Description
    • Artist Description

      "The world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home by conflict and persecution at the end of 2016… There are also 10 million stateless people, who have been denied a nationality… 20 people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution… The conflict in Syria, now in its seventh year, was the world’s biggest producer of refugees …" - United Nations

      At the heart of conflict and persecution resides division – the inability to accept another’s choice and way of life. I do not discount the value of cultural differences, in fact, it is our differences that establish the vastness and depth of our humanity. But somehow we have lost hUmaNITY. The identity I seek to illustrate through my work is that of our hUmaNITY – a multiplicity of oneness. We emerge from the same void, through the same process, only to then become shaped into belonging to different, unrelated separate parts. I use photography as a medium to illustrate how the same process and same image render different representations through manipulating outcomes. As for Cultivating Culture, I planted seeds and nurtured and photographed them over a period of a month, illustrating the semiotic layers of labels and the restrictions and illusions accompanying difference. We propagate peace and unity … yet, nationally and internationally, we fuel division, animosity and violence, using identities of separateness.

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