“Zen Marie´s installations are for the facilitation of conversations on street corners, questioning and rethinking ideas of crime in the city. This work engages with the gross flattening and anonymity as well as the foregrounding of the perpetrator in the collection of crime data.” Publics Acts

Photograph © Dean Hutton

In an ongoing series called Johannesburg, This is the City of the Future Now, Dean Hutton will be looking at how we inhabit the Afropolis every day. The future is not a point in time that’s yet to come; it’s in the ordinary moments of change. It’s not the seduction of the fantastic African space race, it’s the pocket computer we call a smartphone. It’s in the dystopic, the broken and the hacked, where fong kong is king. It’s in the kids of the future, the little boxes on the hillside. It’s in the colourfast dyes, the new mansions springing up each year. It’s everything about the pragmatic, the spiritual, the Eden of now.

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