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Loudreaders on Unstitching Rex Trueform
24 June, 2021
Ilze Wolff surveys the biopolitics and white supremacist infrastructures and superstructures of a textile factory building during the years of apartheid in Cape Town. In the form of decolonial radiography, the book dissects and scrutinizes everything, from racist factory legislation to architectural features of racial and gender segregation, to machines that reinvented time through cyclical acts of biopolitics, to the white-supremacist paranoia surrounding an accident in front of the building that leads to the first world’s first heart transplant. Loudread by Ilze Wolff on the closing day of the first iteration of Loudreaders Trade School, Unstitching Rex Trueform lays out a blueprint for unearthing the evident and invisible structures, events, and ideologies that make architecture such a key instrument in systems of colonization and white supremacy.