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This project is based on twentieth century writer Franz Kafka’s work Das Schloss [Eng. trans. The Castle] and takes the form of a series of mural size colour photographs. Writing in German, living in Prague, a city from which Kafka felt disconnected, further reflected in his relationship to his Jewish heritage, and working within a machine he despised, Kafka inhabited the fringes of his contemporary literary world. A disturbing, claustrophobic, anxious and dark milieu emerges from Kafka’s writing; his use of language generates affects that are at the heart of this series of work – ruptures, rifts, and stutters – that break with the major expressions of literature. Rather than addressing issues of adaptation, these photographs focus on the affects of Das Schloss / The Castle.