The Place of Shade

The Place of Shade is a collaborative artistic research inquiry into the contemporary wake of the Norwegian presence in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Norwegian immigrants began operating within the British colonial framework in KwaZulu Natal around 1840. This exposition contains extracts from Ray Franz's literary work based upon the research conducted for The Place of Shade. The exposition was published in the Nordic Journal of Artistic Research, Vis Issue 11, 'Play, Come What May', on 2 April 2024.

Selected Literary Contributions:

Click the links below to read Ray Franz's literary contributions to The Place of Shade

 Prologue — The Wicked, The Foolish & The Free

 A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens

 Daniel in The Lion's Den

 It's a Smuggler's Life for Me