From the publisher:
"pumflet ‘gladiolus’ documents the conversation between ourselves and artist Kemang Wa Lehulere about Luyolo, the black neighbourhood in Simonstown that was completely demolished in 1964 and from where most of the residents were moved to Gugulethu; and about Redhill, a black neighbourhood where people were moved to Ocean View and of which ruins still remain today. During our research about Luyolo and Redhill, we looked at the paintings of Gladys Mgudlandlu, an artist from Gugulethu and the writings of Gladys Thomas, a poet living in Ocean View, in an attempt to find visual and literary links to these historic and contemporary sites of forced removal.
pumflet ‘gladiolus’ documents our speculations on Mgudlandlu’s depictions of Cape Town’s built environment of the 1960s and also our discussions with the poet Thomas from her Ocean View home. Through this documentation, we meditate on the way these sites were linked through landscapes, creativity and the social imagination."
pumflet 'gladiolus' was launched as part of a project in collaboration with Wolff, Wa Lehulere and A4 in 2017. Read more here.
21 x 14.8 cm | 36 pages | softcover