Nina Barnett

(b 1983South Africa. Lives and works in Johannesburg)

Barnett uses drawing, printmaking, photography, moving image and installation to examine particular locations in relation to the body, time and scale. Her work makes connections between the geographical, the experienced and the materiality of surfaces, and questions the relationship between theoretical, surmised and accidental logic.

Barnett has recently been making work about the Vredefort Dome, a meteor impact site located just south of Johannesburg. The site itself has been eroded over billions of years, so it is difficult to imagine the massive collision and its extraordinary effect on the earth as we know it. Only from an aerial birds-eye view can we discern the geological formations that are the only evidence of its existence.

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