Issues of Fracking Disclosed at Exhibition


Karoo Disclosure, a collaborative art installation that investigates the highly contentious issue of fracking, opened at the Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town on 29 August 2015. The exhibition explores notions of heritage, culture, ownership, and legitimacy in the context of external economic and political drivers that threaten to change the landscape and the lives of communities in unforeseen ways.

“The Karoo has always been a feature of the exhibitions in the Iziko South African Museums, the Quagga foal on display perhaps being the most symbolic representation of fragility of this region. Iziko encourages exhibitions like Karoo Disclosure that stimulate debate about important issues,” says Hamish Robertson, Director Natural History Collections at Iziko Museums of South Africa.

The film, Karoo Disclosure, which was selected for the Karoo Indy Film Festival and shown at That Art Fair, is the focal point of the exhibition. Photographic works as well as objects, artefacts, rocks, fossils, animals and insects from the Iziko Natural History Collections found in the Karoo area will also be showcased.

The collaborating artists include: Deborah Weber, Damien Schumann, Elgin Rust, Gina Waldman, Margaret Stone, Maxim Starcke, Lisa Bauer, Michelle Liao, Tom Glenn, Peet van Heerden, Hendrik Dudumashe and Paula Kingwill.

The exhibition is on display at the Iziko South African Museum until 15 November 2015

Photo Credit: Karoo Disclosure Collective