Pule Diphare and the New Consciousness

f one approaches Fall of the Tomb looking for solutions as to where our society should be headed as far as social cohesion is concerned one will fail to encounter any whatsoever. Fall of the Tomb is a provocative work that seeks to re-center sensitive issues of identity and space domination in an evolving society back on the pedestal of discussion and reassertion. What the viewer will take with them is the questioning of how we are continuing our historical narrative and the dangers that impede on our progress when we do not consider the danger of poor historical narrative as a result of removal of past historical memories embodied in artifacts such as memorial sculptures.… Read More Pule Diphare and the New Consciousness

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Down The Rabbit Hole…

Pule Diphare’s film, Sister In Wonderland is a harsh exposition of a world our society is familiar with, yet through social conditioning steeped in moral values, this is a world that is easily shrugged away at and pretentiously ignored as if it does not exist. Yet this world is out there. The world of the pleasure girls, the world of prostitution. The world that will endure many moons to come because there remains a demand for its services despite our so called evolved culture…
The making of Sister I Wonderland precedes the legalization of the pleasure girls’ services in South Africa2, and in actuality it does not campaign for the legalization whatsoever of the trade (this will be revealed in the questions and answers section of the present jotting). Sister in Wonderland is an artwork that beckons the viewer to take that journey into the dark recesses of our social psych. It is also an artwork that expects nothing in return except that you’ll be left with its messages etched into you mind. Suddenly you will walk around in the twilight of any given night of any city or drive around in the comfort of your car in any city and when you see the ‘pleasure girls’ at the street corners, their world, the world you shun, will affirm itself on you. You will be humbled by the knowledge of what they have to bare every evening or day when they conduct their trade to our society.… Read More Down The Rabbit Hole…

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