Marking The Mudline

Marking the Mudline by Daniel Tucker and Sophie Cope is a collaboratively produced semi-permanent public art installation under the supervision of Professor Fritha Langerman and commissioned by Campuswild UCT, a member of Khusela Ikamva, UCT’s Sustainable Campus Project. Responding to the project’s broader aims of promoting sustainability, community, and social responsiveness on campus, it is an invitation to share space differently. Composed of 50 arrangements of text-like clay objects, Marking the Mudline makes loose reference to the system of spray-painted markings above UCT’s underground stormwater drainage system. Where the stormwater markers map out a literal underground network, these ceramic objects mark both a literal and metaphorical ecosystem of lives and pathways below the level of the visible concrete — in the mud.

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