Gerhardt Coetzee (b. 1983, Pretoria) is an Afrikaans photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa, who explores shifting micro-utopias in South Africa, especially the hangover of apartheid amongst the Afrikaans community; 'Die Volk’....
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Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.
This series emphasises the crushing failure of civilisation to evolve beyond the labyrinth of self-interest and highlights what might have been. Human intervention makes itself felt beyond mere absence.
The photographs show you the end product of these investments of desire and ambition; the commitment of dreams, energies and aspirations.
Kempton Park Hospital was abandoned, fully equipped, in 1997. Bureaucratic indecision and tender wars have kept it unused for 19 years, costing the taxpayer over R800 000 a year to safeguard. It is potentially more profitable to someone influential shut rather than open and serving the public.