Vrystaat Meisie is part family album, part diary, part archival project and part artist book. The intention of the digital publication is to allow my viewers a closer introspection into my own historiographies of ‘personal whiteness’. By using the image of the nuclear family I unravel the myths of whiteness by omission, by text and
through audio pieces that contradict the perfectly manicured lawns of my family archive and the fabricated smiles of my mother when posing with her adoptive mother. whiteness is cracking and we hear it, we feel it, we see it in its refusal to name itself. Vrystaat Meisie makes visible the whiteness which runs away from itself
and asks ever so softly how it is that the violence which whiteness projects is not recognised by itself. The project is a stripping away of whiteness from its own image.