Saturday, December 17, 2011

Memory boxes

Today's post is the second of three posts about the Red Location Museum in New Brighton.  One of the main concepts of the museum are the Memory Boxes.  These boxes were inspired by the boxes that migrant workers used to accommodate their prized possessions when separated from their families.  The Museum has twelve 6 meter by 6 meter and twelve meters tall, rusted boxes offering a set of different memories of struggle in South Africa.  The boxes aren't identified from outside and the contents are revealed only on entry with the experience in each box being a total one.  The spaces between the boxes are spaces of reflection where one can ponder on everything you see in the museum.

1 comment:

  1. A very unique, interesting set-up and display in that concrete museum!