2012 An Infinite Scream -Namib Desert

During 2012-13 Imke Rust worked on an environmental art project, which addresses the current debates and happenings concerning the plans for increased (uranium) mining and industrial activities in the coastal area. In her work she uses a variety of media and approaches to highlight the concerns of the general public and to search for alternative solutions in the environmental conflict.

Imke Rust has produced a powerful body of work, exploring and openly questioning social and political controversial issues. Central to the project are temporary land art works that the artist has installed in the Namib Desert.  These installations and interventions are presented through photographic and video documentation. She evocatively combines natural and man-made materials such as thorns, salt, dung, rubbish bags, barbed wire and videos in her captivating artworks.  She even got complete strangers involved in a documented art action for the environment on the jetty.

While she is painting a gloomy picture of possible disastrous long-term effects of the current developments, she also reminds people of their responsibility to look after their land and that they have the power to make changes towards a better future.

>> More artworks from this project can be seen HERE.<<

>> CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS. <<

Detailed view (Available as digital print. Printed on premium photography paper or AluDibond

Tokoloshe Traps 2012

Clouds coming in (Available as digital print. Printed on premium photography paper or AluDibond)

Subrosa 2012

(Available as digital print. Printed on premium photography paper or AluDibond)

Salt Circles 2012

Dung Ball Circle 2012

Dung Ball Circle 2012

Toxic Rocks 2012

Toxic Rocks 2012

©ImkeRust  Written on Stone (Available as digital print. Printed on premium photography paper or AluDibond)

Written on Stone 2012

Yellow 2012

Yellow 2012

Poisonous Water 2012

Poisonous Water
2012

Dorob(NOT)4Sale (Art Intervention)

Dorob(NOT)4Sale (Art Intervention)

Walking in Circles - Art video / Performance

Walking in Circles – Art video / Performance

Sowing Salt (Art Video / Performance )

Sowing Salt (Art Video / Performance )

Screaming for the Namib (Art Action, Swakopmund)

Screaming for the Namib (Art Action, Swakopmund)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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