"The collaborative and multi-disciplinary exhibition is underpinned by an academic rigour that enhances the power of the themes of ‘sustainability, identity and displacement’. . . This exhibition powerfully, yet peacefully, demonstrates the beauty of the country whilst highlighting issues pertinent to the people whose home it is."
Visual Arts South West,
'pick of the week'!
Our exhibition Future Pasts: Landscape, Memory and Music in West Namibia distils aspects of the Future Pasts research project. This is an arts and humanities engagement with how ideas and assumptions about the past – particularly about past relationships between people and the natural world – affect the futures being created now in pursuit of ‘sustainability’.
Our exhibition journeys through a selection of themes we have explored through our research:
“place”, “music”, “healing”, “change”, “landscape”, “memory” and “mining”. We close by making reference to the complex Dama / ≠Nūkhoen ancestor-hero-trickster character of Haiseb, who reminds us of the mysterious and unpredictable, as well as the often unfathomable and funny, natures of existence.
We invite you to experience aspects of west Namibian pasts, presents and futures with us! The links above will take you to images, audio and video connected with the themes explored through Future Pasts: Landscape, Memory and Music in West Namibia.
For high resolution versions of the images please contact the photographers directly or email futurepastscontact @ gmail.com