Tuesday, January 24, 2017

"Sa koša ke lerole (Polokwane Choral Society Archive Project)

2016
Mixed media Installation
Image courtesy of the artist and Montreal Biennale, Montreal.













"Sedibeng, it comes with the rain"


2016
Mixed Media Installation
Image courtesy of the artist and Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea.










Sedibeng, it comes with the rain consist of structures that evolved from an earlier sculpture looking at abstracted (global) archetypal symbols of masculinity and femininity, as well as abstracted sketches of the uterus.


Materials used include womb healing herbs, black feathers, metal, green potters' foam, images of ripe fruit, extracts from the previous sculpture from whence it developed, animal hide, light and others. The work also hosts within it another piece untiled(hands) (2016), which often 'stands' independently – other times within other constellations. The slide show is of a hand holding, grabbing, throwing, caressing ceramic rocks made of clay, formed by the hand squishing/casting clay inside a fist.








 

















 

" sa ____ ke lerole, (sa lerole ke ___)"

2016
Mixed Media Sculpture
Image courtesy of the artist and Art in General, New York.

















































"Untitled [of occult instability] (feelings)


Palais de Tokyo
Paris, France










 





The exhibition takes its starting point from Nina Simone's Feelings (1976 performance) and Bessie Heads novel A Question of Power (1974)

":indeed it may very well be the ______ itself"

2016
Mixed Media Sculpture
Image Courtesy of the artist and Fundaçăo Bienal de Sao Păulo. 









Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"Azania"






at the back- on the wall are stickers with images of flowers(a random selection) that are native to southern Africa, Madagascar, Egypt and Morrocco...




















soil from Egypt ..... Soil from Madagascar







commissioned by Marrakech Bienalle 2016...
the title I am not yet sure of really... initially it was "The Name of which escapes me now (in its whole as well as in numerous specific places)"
but it might be "(Azania-izwe lethu)"-
perhaps tomorrow I will have more clarity on it...

The (whole) sculpture/installation consists of 8 sculptural elements...
the individual elements are not yet named- except for one part-
the monument to the Haitian revolution of 1791- this is the sculpture with the mud/dung bricks (and plastic water bottles etc.)