Title : Follow the Tickey
Materials : 18417 pieces of ABS plastic building blocks
Dimensions : 2010 x 2010 x 35
For The Puncture Points exhibition, I created a 2 meter by 2 meter piece focusing on the way energy travels throughout the city on an average workday. The map of Cape Town utilizes specific colours to demarcate regions, types of transportation and places of interest. This piece highlights the sheer workforce coming from townships everyday moving around the city towards the CBD all day. The ’Tickey’ was the smallest currency of South Africa in the 1900s. This piece shows how the poorest populations are forced to travel the furthest for the least amount of money on a daily basis to make ends meet. Because of the key, its scale and detail allowed, people will be able to stand in front of the piece and trace their daily routes... making them realise how vital they are to the energy of the city.