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By documenting the uncanny presence of wild animals in an industrial complex in South Africa we observe one of many curious examples where man's relationship with nature's oldest continent has changed as a result of industrialization processes. The absence of human figures in these photos may, however, suggests a dystopian mirrored scenario: one in which the animals are not being studied by a team of researchers as endangered, here they claim possession of our industrial archeologies, feeding themselves on the detritus of our failures as a society who have caused the depletion of the original ”territorial glory." A landscape that describes a détournement process shows us the contradictions of the capitalist model in the Cape Town Provinces. Abundant industrial architecture sits in front of an extravagant wild sight consisting in containers, old ships from pirates used by neighboring film studios, a bleached landscape, zebras, eland and springbocks that inhabit the garden particle accelerator.