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Talking Art with Cape Town’s Alastair Whitton

Tell us about your most recent work, ‘Patmos and the War at Sea’, dedicated to your late brother, Ronald James Whitton. The Patmos Project is an intensely layered one that essentially considers the way in which we see or rather fail to see parallel worlds and landscapes. The works also contemplate processes of interpretation and on one level are an attempt to make sense of language. Over the years you’ve also produced other inspiring artworks – Conversations with Thomas, Filter and others. Which ones have meant the most to you? Why? Conversations with Thomas and The Patmos Project remain those closest to my heart. Both were ‘made in the fire’ and their residue makes for memory. You were one of four South Africans selected for the Pan African Photography Biennale in Bamako, Mali in November 2009. Tell us about these photographs. Paris based curator, Michket Krifa the artistic director of the 2009 biennale was in Johannesburg in April and came across examples from the Patmos Project at the 2nd Johannesburg Art Fair. She selected 5 …