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Gathered from a specific time, when surrounded by loss – not only in her personal relationships, but via the media coverage of warzones, as well as her own experiences of civil conflict – the normalising of the inconceivable, collective grief, and her homeland apartheid, layers of meanings gradually became apparent, visit after visit. From the visible to the emotional landscape, Amantine explores the realities of the underlying lament of women living in the world of today, without fully revealing them. Overarching all of these experiences is the undeniable longing for intimacy, connection and joy that exists, regardless of the situation. These understandings are as relevant as they have ever been.
The images explored are founded in a deep found belief in the indistinguishable essence of women. A strength, that through grief, loss and living, creativity, and through the waypoints, at which women find themselves, create a resilience and resistance that persists. These explorations are vital, especially seen through the lens of those who have been subjected to the cruelty of abuse of power.