Cape Town, South Africa –
Daniel Ting Chong & Jordan Metcalf have taken some of the push out of these violent items by portraying them as oversized wood cutouts with their new installation “fear.less“.
By taking these instruments of death and turing them into instruments of awareness, these two talented artists are drawing attention to an issue that few wish to face.
Fear.Less is a collaborative project between Daniel Ting Chong & Jordan Metcalf. The objects are all representative of weapons/items used in acts of crime in South Africa, both by criminal and the law.
The objects seek to playfully examine the place of fear and crime in South Africa context, framing our obsession with violence and the casual paranoia we all seem to suffer from. By scaling the objects and turning them into artworks, the artists aim to re-contextualise the place these items hold in our everyday lives.
Several different production methods were used to create the final wooden objects.