Author Archive | Chris Swift

The Void: Positive/Negative Spaces

The Void: positive and negative spaces’ acts as a precursor to a proposed major installation on top of Signal Hill for the World Design Capital 2014. In support of this proposal the exhibition includes drawings and maquettes documenting the various material possibilities of a star tetrahedron, a shape that works as the foundation for Swift’s […]

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Decoy

‘Decoy’ Afrikaburn 2012 Mirage Theme Collaboration with Daniella Mooney Mirage Fighter Jet F1 CZ tail Variable: 310cm x 160cm plus Air Brake Parachute When I first stood in the presence of Fiona Banner’s ‘Harrier & Jaguar’, I couldn’t get over the tantalizing physical relationship created by combining an object of such industrial beauty and awe […]

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Pharox (2011)

PHAROX AFTER THE LIGHTHOUSE AT ALEXANDRIA CONCEIVED FOR COP17 (2011) The event is a public sculpture designed to highlight Durban as a gateway to modern thinking and new possibilities – an attitude that can open up future possibilities to the rest of Africa, and certainly to the world. A physical and cerebral tourist attraction. More […]

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The Wheel of Fortune (2012)

The Wheel of Fortune I spent 2 years in Newcastle growing up. We rented a home in a mining community approx 23km SE toward Chelmsford Dam. It was a place where the small group of white kids ran around barefoot, built forts in the pine forest, played hide and seek in the mielie fields, had […]

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