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Lesley Perkes

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Lesley Perkes writes about the state of imagination, her general loss of respect for politics and big business with too few exceptions, eyesores, aesthetically pleasing moments of bliss. Every now and then she writes too about grave matters some people think are best kept to yourself. She does not. Err. Obviously. Sometimes she writes about the silencing and the wars.

MsChief at artatwork, a public arts action dis-organisation based in Johannesburg, Lesley is also #lesfolies at The Troyeville Bedtime Story, a timeless legend and neighbourgood adventure, in happy collaboration with Johannes Dreyer, photographer and artist. Writer, curator, producer and general artist with performative tendencies,
in February this year Lesley spoke at TED2013 in Los Angeles. It was a life experience of note. She uses her time to fund, or find funding and resources to produce artwork and advocate for make-believe.

I thought I was alone

Today, for the first time ever, I read a short piece about why some women have an orgasm during rape. It included: “Orgasm during rape…

Kaleidoscope sky by Absa

Although @Absa told me via twitter (a while back) that they would NOT be using art on their new #lumen sign that has added such…

Bad form

Next time you try to complain and in response some poorly-trained surly sod working for a diseased organisation in a sick building gives you a…

The famous tree house

My friend Johannes says that it is considered fortunate to have an Oak Tree at the entrance to your home. I do not know the…

Razor wire

This thoughtful installation is opposite a park in the inner city eastern precinct of Johannesburg about a block away from Absa. Opposite a park. I…

Keep your elections to yourself

Who cares about the rights of Mr Mandela and Mrs Suzman? It’s all about the rights of politicians to brand themselves to death. Let me…