“My Shame is a Landscape”

What comes first is: Shame

What comes first for me is shame. I wear my shame as a landscape wears its shadows. Within my notebook, I wrote about my shames, and what I am shameful of, and then decided to destroy the paper and create a landscape from it. Whilst I do show my shame, it is only in the context in which I choose. My shames form and shape who I am, how I choose to interact with others, and even how I choose to engage with myself, in the same way the landscape directs the environment which inhabits it.

Tristin Roland

Tristin Roland is a producing artist based in Johannesburg.


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