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The Bedouin Erect – Part 3

Posted by on March 12, 2013
Bedouin Erect Part 3

The world opens. The sky bawls with fright as the electric blue of the Karoo excites dreamers into a world which they are free to form. Mobility and perspective are prominent themes – motion, fluidity – from one place to another, one person to another; one identity to another. The playground ignites. Perspective comes with such large spaces; distances. More »

The Bedouin Erect – Part 2

Posted by on February 2, 2013
Jonx Pillemer

We follow the main meridian of tar up into the plateau. The landscape has evolved; we are entering the desolate plains of the Karoo. The vistas open up as we leave the lush lands of fruit trees and vineyards. We finally turn off the N1 and start seeing fellow travellers, laden wagons with caravans and full bakkies.More »

The Bedouin Erect – Part 1

Posted by on December 14, 2012
The Bedouin Erect

“Piel soos a koevoet,” Carl says to me, grinning, his different colour eyes darting, blazing, as he greets me under a clear Helderberg morning. I get into his Isuzu Fleetside, a dirty single-cab work-horse of a bakkie with ostrich feathers and crystals colonising the rear-view mirror. “Piel soos ‘n koevoet! Right-O, let’s go!” And with that we zoom off into the labyrinthine termitary of an urban morning, and start our preparation for a tent job in the karoo.More »