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Hotel Yeoville [za Johannesburg]

Hotel Yeoville by Terry Kurgan, Tegan Bristow, Wits University Forced Migration Studies Programme, et al.

Hotel Yeoville is not actually a hotel. Artist Terry Kurgan and collaborators instruct visitors to a website that their site-specific intervention, housed at the Yeoville library, is to be a chronicle of experience. Yeoville residents are encouraged to “tell stories of Jo’burg, home, loss, love and longing” … The project makes extensive and appropriate use of the internet. We’re told that internet penetration in Yeoville is deep and one can witness something like 30 to 40 internet cafés in four blocks. A multimedia dimension includes webcams, cameras and social networking platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.” From You can check out any time you like by Percy Zvomuya, Mail & Guardian, Johannesburg, South Africa.

See additonal YouTube videos here.

From the project website: The Hotel Yeoville website is an online community aimed at building social networks and starting conversations about important public issues and events. It connects you with the people around you and provides you with useful information and access to hidden resources. Hotel Yeoville is a new concept, a brand new site designed just for you. We are developing new features and gathering information that is relevant to you all the time. For this, we need you!

Great review: Hotel Yeoville, a digital space to call home, Times.


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