everything must shine for me
concept Daria Tchapanova
everything must shine for me tells the story of a young boy, Bradlee Loveday. He lives in a residential building „Vinay Court“ close to the Warwick Junction (Durban/SA). The work reflects his desire to live a better life in a seriously difficult living situation. It also speaks to all people living in this area.
The work was initiated in 2013 and based on Bradlee‘s story of a diamond - a tattoo on his arm. It stands for hope. The video gives insight to the story and shows life inside the building, a place away from public where discrimination, violence and crime are the biggest challenges of everyday life.
Project supported by
DALA - art and architecture for social change; Goethe Institut South Africa; BMEIA South Africa
artSpace Durban, South Africa
The installation was part of the project „interface“ initiated by the Durban based collective DALA – a parallel project during the 25. UIA (Union of Architecture) Congress held in Durban (SA) 2014.
giving inside to the story and the place
david vs. goliath
reclaiming space 2013
the kids of the Vinay Court, Durban (SA)
Before the project began, I discovered the house and its surrounding area with the kids living in Vinay Court. We used a white thread to mark the space and project our wishes into the public area.