African do not convey a particular moral or

African Adventure(1999-2002) I chose the second time
show different aspect from From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried.
African Adventure was made by Jane Alexander who is born in South Africa and
is working in South Africa. She is acknowledged as most significant artist in
contemporary art. Her art works such as installations, tableaux and figurative
sculptures based on her personal experience which is racial inequity and connote political and social circumstance (Tate). Therefore
almost her works were produced related to the situation in the environment of
South Africa. Also she said, “My themes are drawn from the relationship of
individuals to hierarchies and the presence of aggression, violence,
victimisation, power and subservience, and from the paradoxical relationships
of these conditions to each other.” (tate) Her
work, African Adventure is composed to thirteen characteristic figures
constructed on enormous rectangular surface of red
sand. The central part of the tableau is a real human size figure which is consisted of
African features, pallid colour and oil-painted Hydrostone. The figure was
clothed as farmer and suspended agricultural tools and instruments such as
sickles, machetes, trailers and tractors from his waist. Also he holds machete which is
knive made in South Africa. Various more figures was placed surround him like
audiences. This mutant creatures ‘made from
fibreglass, painted in acrylic and wearing a custom’ was hybrid
creatures which is a mixture of animal faces and human bodies. All figures in
this installation  strangely conduct as
humans like horror movie. This work is contradictory to title. The tittle
African Adventure means that perspective of artist is same as foreigners. Also
it means that the title is a ‘comment on
colonialism, identity, democracy and the residues of apartheid’.  For people who is never been to Africa,
Africa is arcane and attractive area but the reality is the reverse. This
artwork implies this reality by using uncanny element. The silent, tensely arranged forms speak of human failure, our inability to
relate to each other, and a segregated and fragile society. The hybrid
characters, neither human nor animal, are simultaneously emblems of monstrosity
and oddly beautiful. They do not convey a particular moral or political
position (often expected of work made in South Africa in the immediate
post-apartheid era) but go back and forth between humanity and bestiality,
realism and metaphor, naturalism and the uncanny.