Specificity in a global age

“Special attention was paid to the chain of production in the exhibition. Photo and video documentation follow Burks’ designs from their inception on draftpaper straight through to the production of a physical object. The inclusion of this material, along with the visibility of the Sengalese craftspeople actually working in the museum, provided commentary on specificity in a global age. Confronted with a transparent take on the realities of manufacturing - one of open and attentive collaboration - the audience might see the possibility of becoming more interested in the processes that shape what they buy.”

Africa Rising, Gestalten & Design Indaba