Beyond Walls PROJECT

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Beyond Walls, Step 9: Cape Town

Biodegradable paint on grass

6.300m2

Philippi, Cape Town (SA) 2021

34 ° 00'09.5 "S 18 ° 35'41.6" E

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Beyond Walls, Step 9: Cape Town

Biodegradable paint on grass

6.000m2

Sea Point, Cape Town (SA) 2021

33 ° 54'40.2 "S 18 ° 23'20.6" E

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Beyond Walls, Step 9: Cape Town

Biodegradable paint on grass

800m2

Langa, Cape Town (SA) 2021

33 ° 56'42.6 "S 18 ° 31'22.4" E

Cape Town (South Africa - SA): The ideology of Nelson Mandela

Cape Town, warmly known as the Mother City, represents the ninth stage of the global artistic project “Beyond Walls” initiated by Saype in June 2019 in Paris. South Africa is a country rich in culture and ethnic diversity bound by the spirit of Ubuntu (togetherness).

In these unprecedented times, and while the whole world battles the effects and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, increased political polarization and economic hardships, this spirit of Ubuntu is exactly what is needed. Striving to recover from the dark time of apartheid, South Africa constitutes a crucial milestone for “Beyond Walls”. The gigantic painted hands symbolize the reconciliation, a pillar of Nelson Mandela's ethos. They intertwine beyond inequalities, created in fundamentally different areas of the city.  Saype hopes that art may be a modest contribution to reunite a city whose historic scars have not yet healed.