(b 1973South Africa. Lives and works in Cape Town)
Barbara Wildenboer’s trademark altered books function as narrative clues to her other artwork. Curiosity drives her practice, which explores a range of subjects, from the history of X-rays, and camera obscura to astronomy and physics.
“I try to dig a little deeper into the mysterious nature of reality and our beliefs about it,” says Wildenboer. “While the role of science has been to demystify and decode the supernatural, recent forays into quantum physics and fields of reality that cannot be physically seen, continue to reveal strange phenomena, spooky actions and mysterious entanglements.”