Publications

Here you’ll find stories, articles, online exhibitions and research about and from Kara Schoeman.

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WOMEN SHAPING DESIGN: KARA SCHOEMAN

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"Emotion" an exhibition curated by Dr Paul Bayliss for KKNK Supported by ABSA

12 August 2021

With a passion for the environment and sustainable living, working in collaboration with her father, a Foundry artist, together they design and cast recycled aluminium artworks that often portray concepts regarding the extinction of various species. Kara: I come from a background in Fine Art where I explored various mediums and specialised in glass slumping and soldering, along with immersive video and sculpture installations. My fine artworks are often of an installation nature, which creates an immersive experience for the viewer. The immersive experience is important to me, as I would like to create an atmosphere of contemplation for the viewers. The creative process is of utmost importance to me because it allows me to develop my own understanding of topics, express my thoughts and emotions, and help me develop technical skills in working with specific materials.

23 August 2021

“Bewustheid”, ’n toestand van bewustheid; om bewus te wees van iets. Om te fokus op ’n mens se bewustheid van die huidige oomblik. Om bewus te wees van jou bewustheid. Hierdie emosie staan ook bekend as “gedagtig”.
Dié kunswerk het die titel Awe’ness. Mense wat vertroud is met die Afrikaanse taal, kan die woord as “Awehness” lees, ’n Afrikaanse slengwoord wat gebruik word om mekaar te groet, of iets te erken. Schoeman is van mening dat die daad van erkenning nou verband hou met ’n staat van bewustheid. Daarom is die titel ’n woordspel tussen “Aweh” (Afrikaanse groet of erkenning), “Awe” (Engelse term vir verwondering, of om oorweldig te word) en “Awareness” (Engelse woord vir ’n toestand van bewustheid).