Born in Zimbabwe in 1977, Dan Halter now lives and works in South Africa. My experience as a white Zimbabwean now living in South Africa informs my practice. I realize my work through the use of ubiquitous materials and the use of local popular visual strategies as a form of expression. This often tends towards the language of craft and curio within a contemporary fine art context. Two words that are useful in describing my art are fabric and fabrication:

fab·ric (n)

  1. cloth of any type made from thread or fibers, whether woven, knitted, or felted
  2. the particular texture or quality of a kind of cloth
  3. the fundamental structure or makeup of something
  4. the material from which something is constructed, especially a building, or the physical structure of something

fab·ri·ca·tion (n)

  1. the construction of something, or something that has been constructed or made
  2. the invention of something that is not true
  3. a fraudulent imitation of a signature or document

(*) Encarta(R) World English Dictionary (c) 1999 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Developed for Microsoft by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

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