| We Won't Leave | 2014 |

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We Won't Leave No.1: Istanbul | 21cm x 29.7cm | Photo collage | 2014 | and | We Won't Leave No.3: Diyarbakir | 21cm x 29.7cm | Photo collage | 2014

We Won't Leave No.5: Sao Paulo | 21cm x 29.7cm | Photo collage | 2014 | and | We Won't Leave No.2: Beirut | 21cm x 29.7cm | Photo collage | 2014

We Won't Leave No.6: Istanbul | 21cm x 29.7cm | Photo collage | 2014 | and | We Won't Leave No.4: Belgrade | 21cm x 29.7cm | Photo collage | 2014

We Won't Leave

Photo-collage series "We Won't Leave" informed by the archival pictures. The series of 6 collages depicts people attacked by police dogs during historical protests superimposed upon images of destruction taken by the artist himself in Istanbul, Belgrade, Diyarbakir, Sao Paulo and Beirut. The title of the work was inspired by the slogan "We Won't Move!" ("Ons dak nie, ons phola hier") that was used by Sophiatown residents during the 1955 forced removals, and that was engraved in public memory by the eminent image by Jurgen Schadeberg. Commissioned for satellite artistic intervention for the art and research project "Giving Contours to Shadows" at Parking Gallery VANSA