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THE TROYEVILLE BEDTIME STORY

republished here from original posts on #lesfolies preposterous now deceased, as dead as that parrot


with photographs by

~ Johannes Dreyer ~

PROLOGUE

The story continues even before it has begun and well after when it started. Although you may never know when, although you might, the never ending tale unfolds first, as it happens, or not, as the case may be, on the corner of Bezuidenhout and Viljoen Streets in Troyeville, Johannesburg, South Africa which is where I am now, writing at an old school desk overlooking a famous garden on the hill with a view through windows everywhere of a green canopy and the eastern inner city skyline.

From this beloved district, the tale manifests itself here, including real and imaginary episodes, chapters and whims, you can never be sure which is which. And you read it. Just like that. And sometimes you may even return with pleasure to see if there is more yet and what will happen next. And sometimes you find yourself in the tale.

You, are most welcome to read the story in real time, over here.

Who has been sleeping in your bed? It is Caroline. Caroline Wanjiku Kihato. She is studying the health and safety aspects of our wild narratives. #lesfolies made a post about it with Caroline’s own words.

Here’s Tom. Photograph by Hermann Niebuhr (his dad) who is a great painter that you can find right here

MOST FAVOURED STICKY EXPERIENCE

M&G THOUGHTLEADER POSTS


Here are links to #lesfolies’ stories on Mail & Guardian’s Thoughtleader:


What are you talking about?

Life support

Will not waste it

Name and shame?

I thought I was alone

Kaleidoscope sky by Absa

Bad Form

The Famous Tree House

Razor Wire

It is all The Media’s fault

Ubuntu Declaration & Mthembu Act of 30/4/2013

Keep your elections to yourself

MY (IN)COMPLETE SUBMISSION

My two cents on the White Paper on Arts & Culture revision process / debacle

MY (IN)COMPLETE SUBMISSION

Bukowski’s Friendly Advice to a lot of young men via Maria Popova’s Best SoundCloud of All

FORECLOSURE DEFENSE THROUGH ART

What would you do if you had an entire house to create as an art project? A Local Orlando foreclosure attorney supports Florida’s upcoming artists. Sometimes all it takes is a small boost to propel new artists into the public eye. The larger the canvas the better. Even though many homes in Florida are still going through foreclosure many owners are still living in them. Artist are given a budget and a certain amount of time to take back a weed infested paint chipped home. Some of these homes are getting unusual paint jobs and highly decorative plants. Final pictures will be posted soon.

Edit: See more pictures at theorlandoforeclosure.attorney

LOVED COLLABORATORS, FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS

Dear Johannes

De-Scribe

2point8

Hermann Niebuhr

Gallery MOMO

Anthea Moys

AND HELLO

#lesfolies is happy you are here.

Send her letters if you like, or something interesting by slowest mail to:

PO Box 53459

Troyeville

2139

THE STORY’S ON YOUR WALL

Photographs by Johannes Dreyer, at this time selected only from posts on The Troyeville Bedtime Story in 2011 and 2012, are available to purchase as limited edition archival prints. Profits from these sales are sacrificed on the altar of more independent public art work. Please have fun browsing and pressing buttons in our online trading post.

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME

Johannes Dreyer, happy. At the Ministry of Fabulous

TED2013 - THE AUDITION VIDEO

Here’s #lesfolies’ audition for TED in 2012, at an event organised by the good people of TEDxSoweto.