South African Upcycling
Reclaimed wood from boats, doors and windows is selected and re-assembled to give "new" life to memories.
In Woodstock (Cape Town) almost every morning the "wood bearers" arrive to a laboratory and live on occasional trade in old woods of old boats, doors or windows recovered in the city. The woods thus bought are brought to a farm for the first outdoor processing: the nails, dust, earth are removed, the parts in bad condition or burnt are discarded.
At the end of the treatment, the remaining woods return to the Woodstock laboratory where they are subjected to a disinfection treatment. Here the frames are assembled, according to the standard dimensions of the photographs.
Each frame, just as it is born, is unique in profile, type of wood and combination of colors between frame and internal profile. The photographs provisionally inserted in the frames are images of Cape Town boats published in old magazines.