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Otium and Acedia

Designer: Porky Hefer, Administering Body: Southern Guild, Curators: Trevyn McGowan, Julian McGowan2016/2016

London Design Biennale

London Design Biennale

South Africa's installation, Otium and Acedia, celebrates liberation and playfulness as fitting statements of a country reborn from a convoluted, visceral history. Porky Hefer has designed a series of hanging nests in the form of animals, into which you can climb. The animals are fairly ferocious: aquatic predators such as the killer whale and the piranha whose gaping maws bristle with teeth. But Hefer's sub-aquatic utopia is also quirky and cheerful. For a country 'emerging' from its past struggles, a pervading sense of liberation and innocence takes on an emboldened meaning alongside the theme of utopia.

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  • Title: Otium and Acedia
  • Creator: Designer: Porky Hefer, Administering Body: Southern Guild, Curators: Trevyn McGowan, Julian McGowan
  • Date: 2016/2016
  • Provenance: Porky Hefer
  • Type: Installation
  • Rights: Bradley lloyd Barnes

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