Part III: Less Words

Jewish Museum. © Rikus de Kock

Prologue:

All prophets, poets and politicians push an agenda.

Most are hidden.
All are seemingly open.

This is undeniably true.

 

Act I  [outsiders]

Isolation. External. Contentious. © Rikus de Kock
Isolation. External. Contentious. © Rikus de Kock
Arbitrary? Palimpsest? Forced? © Rikus de Kock
Arbitrary? Palimpsest? Forced? © Rikus de Kock

When carefully observed and studied,
|even to the point of ridicule|
motive and intention of a particular agenda might be decoded.

Provocation challenges mediocrity, forcing the hand of
intentional apathy or action to manifest within our midst.

you see… by default

exploitation and oppression are accepted,
especially when we are not the ones standing on the outside.

 

Act II  [cries from inside]

Holocaust Tower. Blur. Unfathomable. © Rikus de Kock
Holocaust Tower. Blur. Unfathomable. © Rikus de Kock
Memory void. No name faces. Personal. © Rikus de Kock
Memory void. No name faces. Personal. © Rikus de Kock

The cry of:

the oppressed
the marginalised
the outsider

will be heard.

possibly in the form of our begging children… should apathy prevail.

The intrinsic nature of our architectural dialogue
remembers the past.
serves the present.

and

dictates the future.

 

Act III  [the third part]

Mending. Flaw. Intentional? © Rikus de Kock
Mending. Flaw. Intentional? © Rikus de Kock

Is any of this true?
or am I trying to fool you?

Are we not maintaining, mending, erecting and demolishing walls as we speak!?

safeguarding
re-using
re-defining
removing the inevitable decay associated with time.

Maybe I am just fighting my own apathy?
Or perhaps this has been my agenda from the start?

 

EPILOGUE [insider looking in]

Inside. Aware. Void © Rikus de Kock
Inside. Aware. Void © Rikus de Kock
Garden of Exile. Choice. Admission. © Rikus de Kock
Garden of Exile. Choice. Admission. © Rikus de Kock

 

The question is not whether
WE ARE
prophets, poets and politicians.

but

whether we confide in our dictators…

            use narcissism as the source of our inspiration…

                        or even believe the lies we tell ourselves?

will my

fight against apathy
and
seemingly open agenda

expose my

hidden agenda

Re-scripting as interpretation. © Rikus de Kock
Re-scripting as interpretation. © Rikus de Kock

What inside agenda are you pushing?