In Hogsback, South Africa, a mountaintop village surrounded by mist and a primeval forest, the legacy of apartheid still permeates relations between white and black residents.
For as long as Alexia Webster can remember, she has visited Hogsback with her family at least once a year, driving nine hours from their home in Johannesburg to a cluster of cabins her great-grandfather built nearly a century ago. To a young child, Hogsback was a mystical place full of ancient trees and twisted foliage, like something out of a J. R. R. Tolkien novel. In fact, Hogsback has often been misidentified as Tolkien’s inspiration for “Lord of the Rings.”
Matt Lutton has been living and working in the Balkans since early 2009. His project “Only Unity” is an exploration of Serbia’s relationship with its history and a psychological portrait of the Serbian people adjusting to a radically changed landscape with physically contracting borders.
Happy April Fool's Day....I think we are taking ourselves too seriously these days...and I think a little irreverant mischief might be just what is needed in our depressed economy and changing times...ALWAYS love the work of David Shrigley and Jan von Hol