‘Sarie, loving, loving child. Listen. I am what you can become, and you are what I want to become.’
Why do you stare at the Sun?
'For no reason.'
What is your name?
And your surname?
SUN MAN (SU-GAR), 5.50PM, CAPE TOWN
'I have to agree that it is not only our world - it is such a vast area, it is a never ending story… where do you stop, where do you begin? Once again it makes you feel very humble.’
Jurg Wagener, Star Gazer
STERLAND, SUTHERLAND, NORTHERN CAPE
TRUITJIESKRAAL CAVES # 2, CEDERBERG
’I got heavy asthma living in the city - so we decided to move here. Since we’ve been here I don’t get any asthma - nature became my health-pill. I’m relaxed. We are totally off the grid - no landline, or cell reception -the police van doesn’t even catch his radio signal here. We are cut off from the world and like it that way - and the kids can’t bother us unnecessarily. I prefer this place, here you can actually see the stars - you get the feeling that they are so near that you want to pick them like flowers.'
TJOL HERBST #2, TOLHUIS, R354 BETWEEN MATJIESFONTEIN AND SUTHERLAND
' With SKA ("Square Kilometre Array" project) they will look much deeper into space, if possible, perhaps 20.7 billion light-years into space which brings us to presumably the origins of the universe itself...'
Dr. Isak Potgieter, Pastor
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH # 2, CARNARVON, NORTHERN CAPE
The Sun Man, as some refer to him, stares at the sun every day. He makes a little hole between his fingers to protect his eyes, but they still become red and swollen on some days. We realised that he changes position and posture based on the availability of sunlight in certain areas and the position of the sun. When it is midday for instance, he needs to sit down to be able to lean back and stare straight up to the sun.
SUN MAN (SU-GAR), 10.15 AM, CAPE TOWN
Did you know that if the sun was a triangle, you would see little triangles under a tree?
SUN CIRCLES, LAINGSBURG, WESTERN CAPE
“Sarie, loving, loving child. Listen. I am what you can become, and you are what I want to become.” - Eva Stellaris to Sarie.
Photograph inspired by ‘Swart ster oor die Karoo’ (Black star over the Karoo) by Jan Rabie, 1957
ANNA VAN WYK, SUTHERLAND, NORTHERN CAPE
'...the Sun has now remained on the hoirson for two hours and is not rising.'
Photograph inspired by ‘Swart ster oor die Karoo’ (Black star over the Karoo) by Jan Rabie, 1957. Chaos ensued around the world as the Earth was brought to a standstill.
BETWEEN CALVINIA AND CLANWILLIAM, NORTHERN CAPE
Apparently we are drawn to shiny things because we associate them with water.
GLITTER, HOLSLOOT RIVER, DWARSBERG, WESTERN CAPE
‘You have to be devoted, I’m basically outside every night. I meet so many people, and it gives me a reward - when people say they enjoyed it. Lastly I would say you learn how insignificant we are in the greater universe and it makes you feel humble - that is the way I want to look at it every night.’
JURG WAGENER, STAR GAZER, STERLAND, SUTHERLAND, NORTHERN CAPE
'When I was a little kid I thought that when the sun was setting and the dark covering creatures and objects, they were disappearing, they were not existing anymore. Everything was only coming back with the sunrise.'
PLAYING WITH THE SUN, NOAH FISCALETTI, CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE
Koppies are small hills - often cultivating a very specific combination of plants - facilitating a micro eco-system by giving shade and shelter for all kinds of creatures - often resulting in a very different appearance and make up to the surrounding valleys or neighbouring mountains.
KOPPIE #1, R354, BETWEEN MATJIESFONTEIN AND SUTHERLAND, WESTERN CAPE