From where I was – Johannesburg

with Io Makandal

 

Care instructions for afflicted objects

 

Bolt, screws and nail (brushed and washed, treated with anti-corrosive agent, sanded and polished)

 

The metallic state is an unstable one

Accretions still evident on surface of bolt

Keep out of direct sunlight

Treat surface regularly

 

Compiled calico rags marked with rust stains – folded

 

Avoid exposure to UV radiation and unsuitable levels of relative humidity and temperature. All forms of dirt are a threat.

 

A plastic handle

 

Plastic elements are prevalent. Treatment options limited as degradation and damage is often irreversible.

 

Black cord with buckle

 

Fading colouration

Fraying cord

Shattered and separated from original object

 

Rubber band

 

Discolouration of band

Dust stains

 

Plastic bags compacted in soil

 

Organic materials prevalent

Risk of insect damage

Limited treatment options.

 

Rocks

 

Wash and light brushing required before accretions are removed

 

Brick Fragment 

 

Losses to surface brought about by physical violence

 

-Photographs by Io Makandal