“Sisyphus” by Colleen Alborough

  • ©, Colleen Alborough, Sisyphus

Artist Statement:

    The wall installation examines the legacy of mining in Johannesburg and how this industry has had a geographical, social and economic influence on Johannesburg. The works engage with how historical ghosts of Johannesburg’s past still influence urban living today. It also deals with the anxieties of Joburg living, where one’s sense of equanimity is constantly being tested. Physical computing components such as servo and DC motors are attached to found objects and fictious characters of the artwork. These characters and objects move backwards and forwards, spin endlessly and shudder on the ledges they stand.


    National Arts Council