Pierre le Riche’s Rainbow Room
The “Rainbow Room” installation by Pierre Le Riche takes a critical look at the sociological implications of Afrikaner masculine hegemony on homosexuality in post-apartheid South Africa.
The intervention, built from 17km of acrylic thread, represents a traditional Afrikaan family living room in the midst of the 1995 rugby world cup final match.
Through an implementation of colorful and playful yarn bombs onto traditional pieces of furniture and over 150 rugby balls, the concept of homosexuality and masculinity is juxtaposed, questioning the acceptance of same-sex relations.
Read more about it here, and follow Pierre le Riche’s work here.