Locust Jones has arrived in South Africa for a month long residency, during which he will collaborate with David Krut Projects. Rachel Watts has said of Jones: ” (he) invites his audience to explore a dense political and historical visual jungle, presenting chaotic imagery and installation environments that stimulate reflection on societal issues. Derived from a strong empathy for injustices and the disenfranchised, Jones translates and combines various representations of global issues and incidents to reveal propaganda and misinformation purported by the media and the world’s leaders. Acting as a world citizen and independent detective, Jones obsessively trawls through colossal amounts of information in the media while travelling the globe. Engaging with Jones’ work is like turning into a pirate radio broadcast, revealing conspiracy theories that uncover a hidden web of connections. He investigates the way reality and history are constructed and shaped. Amid the nonsense, randomness and overriding pessimism, there are universal truths and logic to be found.”
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