Many of us who have spent the last few years in Cape Town may have come into contact with the street art of Faith 47. I’ve always wondered about the purpose behind these activists and their semi-subliminal messages which are scattered about on the neglected walls of our society. Faith 47 being one specific artist who’s work has always interested me, possibly due to the name Faith or maybe because it’s clear there’s more going on behind the scenes than just street art.
When I saw this video I gained a much better perspective, and almost an instantaneous appreciation for the value of consciousness art, something as a web designer for the last decade I have almost completely forgotten about.
The Cape of Good Hope tells the story of the tragic and sometimes horrific newspaper headlines that people are faced with every day. It captures the darkness while suspending the headlines in time through a visual installation in the grimy district of Gympie Street in Lower Woodstock, Cape Town. The music for this video was produced by Inge Beckmann. – found on designindaba.com
This video presents a street art piece, captured in an intensly emotive video presentation. It takes a deep look into the messages which litter our street lamps and signs about the ugly side of life in South Africa.
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