Thursday, August 10, 2017

"Sedibeng (It Comes With the Rain)"

Presented as part of 'Blind Date', a group exhibition held by Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut 
Images courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery

Mixed media installation
Steel structures, LED string lights, feathers, printed images, cardboard, large rubber band, flower stickers, healing herbs, slide projection, overhead projector

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.

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