Ukugxeka | UGerry Blake 'Indawo yasekhaya'

Igalari kaMasipala, dlr Lexicon; 25 Matshi-3 Juni 2022

Gerry Blake, idolophu yaseMonaghan, ngo-2019, ifoto; ngoncedo lwegcisa kunye neGalari kaMasipala, i-dlr Lexicon. Gerry Blake, idolophu yaseMonaghan, ngo-2019, ifoto; ngoncedo lwegcisa kunye neGalari kaMasipala, i-dlr Lexicon.

Umboniso kaGerry Blake, 'Indawo yaseKhaya', kwiGalari kaMasipala, i-dlr Lexicon inikezela ngothotho lwemifanekiso yabantu emakhayeni abo kunye noluhlu olwahlukileyo lwezakhiwo ezingenabantu, eziphuhliswe ligcisa kule minyaka mithathu idlulileyo, ngelixa lijikeleza i-Ireland. Kulo mxholo, ukufota kudlala iindima ezimbini zokubalisa amabali kunye namaxwebhu. Imisebenzi ithiywa ngegama lokuqala lesifundo ngasinye, elikholisa ukongeza imfudumalo kunye nemvakalelo yobuqu kwimifanekiso esele isondelelene. 

Uninzi lweeleyibhile eludongeni lucatshulwe ngokuthe ngqo kumxholo womfanekiso; amazwi ngamnye achaza ukuba balifumene njani ikhaya labo, okanye kutheni behlala kule ndawo. Ulwimi oluthe ngqo kunye nolwengxoxo lusetyenziswa kulo lonke, luchaza ubomi kwii-cottages, iibhasi eziguqulwayo, iinqanawa kunye nezabelo zendlu. Indawo yegalari inomgangatho wokubalisa, ethwele uluhlu lwemicroworlds, eyenziwe sisifundo ngasinye ngenjongo engagungqiyo yokuzuza ukuzimela, indawo yobuqu kunye nesidima. Imisebenzi kwindawo ephambili yonke isayizi efanayo kwaye ibekwe umgama olinganayo ngaphandle, nto leyo igxininisa amabali ahlukeneyo ngakumbi. Udonga lokwahlulahlula lubonisa umsebenzi wokufota ongasikelwanga ifreyimu wento ebonakala ngathi yindlu elahliwe emva kocingo lwamaplanga, enendlu enkulu, engasebenziyo, yeVictorian kwelinye icala.

Okuqulathwe kuluhlu yifoto, enesihloko Kamla, ongumnini onebhongo wendlu eseCork. Iintyatyambo ezicacileyo, ezinyanyekelweyo kunye nesimbo sobuqu salowo kuthethwayo kunegalelo kumoya onamandla wobomi basekhaya. Iqhekeza Ucoce ubonisa umnini omtsha wephenyane, awalithabathayo ukusuka eNgilani ukuya eIreland. Untywiliselwe ngokupheleleyo kumbindi wephenyane, ukukhanya kwendalo kuyamkhanyisela, ngoxa ebalaselisa ukuzingisa kwakhe ekwenzeni ikhaya. Ewe uhleli ngaphandle kwendlu yakhe entsha. I-pose yakhe iqinisekisa ukuba ukhululekile kwinkqubo yokulungiswa, ejikelezwe zizixhobo kunye nokudilika, ukuthungwa okuchumileyo. 

Angela ngumfanekiso wowasetyhini ekhitshini lakhe eligcwele ukukhanya, okufana nokwakhiwa komfanekiso kaJackie Nickerson wokucingisisa, U-Seamus Heaney (1932-2013), imbongi, uMdwebi wemidlalo, uMguquleli, uMvuzo weNobel (2007), egcinwe kwiGalari yeSizwe yaseIreland. Ukukhanya kuthe kratya, kugalela amafutha aqholiweyo oxolo oluzuziweyo nolungenasiphazamiso. noCourtney ubonisa inkosikazi ehleli kwizinyuko zebhasi etshintshileyo ebihlala kuyo kulo nyaka uphelileyo. Uchaza amalungiselelo okwenza ikhaya lakhe lenzeke, kunye nenkululeko emnika yona. Kuvakala kubalulekile ukuba uhleli ezinyukweni ngendlela anokuthi umntu ahlale esitulweni okanye kwiveranda engaphandle yendlu. Ifoto Jin ubonisa umxholo oxhonywe ngebhayisekile yakhe ngaphandle kwendlu. Uchaza indlela ukurenta nabanye abantu abadala abaninzi kusabiza ngayo, kodwa kuhle njengoko kubonakala. Ukuba nebhayisekile yakhe esandleni kubonisa ukulangazelela inkululeko.

Iziqwenga david kwaye uLoyisi bonisa utata kunye nentombi ecaleni kwiifoto ezahlukeneyo; zombini izifundo zifotwe ngaphakathi ebhasini. Ileyibhile ichaza ngemvakalelo yokunyanzeleka ukuba uDavid wayiqhuba njani ibhasi ukuya kwindawo yakhe kwaye wasebenza kuyo ukuze kuhlale kuyo. Uthi, “Inento yokupheka, iibhedi, indlu yangasese yomgquba kunye nesinki egalela amanzi kumbhobho ongaphandle”. Yomibini le mifanekiso izaliswe zizinto ezininzi, iishelufu, iintambo zentambo, kunye nokukhanya okuthambileyo, okubalisa ibali lokufudumala kwekhaya. UDavide ujonge phantsi, ecinga yaye enelisekile, ukanti kukho iimpawu zobunzima kuye. ULoyisi ujonge phezulu, enxibe umphezulu omenyezelayo, owenziwe ngemvelaphi yezinto ezipholileyo ezifana nekoko, iketile, isitovu, imbiza yekofu kunye nelaphu legingham.

Ngasemva kwegalari, i-subspace encinci ibonisa enye isethi yemifanekiso, iyunifomu kwisikali kunye nokulungiswa. 'Izindlu Ezingenanto' yigridi yeefoto zezakhiwo ezingenanto kulo lonke elaseIreland. Emva kokuhamba kwimifanekiso efudumeleyo, enyanisekileyo, enzima, nedlalayo yabantu emakhayeni abo, le nxalenye yomboniso ijongana nombukeli ngokuqaqadeka kwezakhiwo ezishiyiweyo, ezingahlali bantu. Kwiziqwenga ezili-16, ezinye izakhiwo ziye zatshiswa, ezinye zingahoywanga, kwaye kukho izindlu ezisandul’ ukuvuleka. Omnye unesango elivulekileyo, elibonisa into efike ngaphambili okanye ngokufanelekileyo, kufuneka ibe yintoni. Ukuthula okuhamba phezu kwale mifanekiso kwabelana ngengqiqo yegcisa laseBhritane uGeorge Shaw athetha ngayo kwisuburbia yasemva kwemini. Xa kuthelekiswa nemizobo kaShaw yamakhaya angenanto ahlala edolophini, ukufota kukaBlake ngamaxwebhu amsulwa ezakhiwo ezimile, ezingahoywanga njengezinto ezizalwa, ukuthula kwazo kujongwe ngokusisigxina. 

Ngandlel’ ithile, ‘INdawo Yasekhaya’ inengxaki ngobulula bayo; ayinikeli ngqalelo kwiingxaki zezindlu, kodwa iwuqhawula undoqo womcimbi. 'Izindlu ezingenanto' zibeka usetyenziso gwenxa lomhlaba kunye nezixhobo ezisilelayo ekukhuliseni ubudlelwane bethu nezakhiwo. Ngokubanzi, lo mboniso ubeka eyakhe ingqiqo eqhelekileyo, apho izakhiwo kunye nabantu bazisa kwaye bakhuselane. 

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