Artist’s Statement

As  ‘Witness to the Unknown,’  I continue to discover connections and parallels between my own body, mind, spirit and elements of nature.  I believe that these elemental signifiers are a vital part of the human embodiment called ‘Life,’ and mirrors what is divine in us all.

The moving, dancing body, reacts, generates and stores information for recall, retrieval, or reenactment and replays by way of physical gesturing  information that is sometimes outside of spoken language.

 Issues of history, memory, and agency are implicit, while the knowing body, understands, performs and reacts to itself, others and site-specific environments.

In these times of external shock, energy depletion, climate change, aging populations and migration it is necessary to find ways to continually re-interperate the role of an artist.

I bear honourable witness to this process in myself and in others.

“We are visitors on this planet. We are here for one hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. if you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true meaning of life.”    ― Dalai Lama XIV

 

Exhibitions / Site-Specific Installation / Performance 

2020

McGregor Poetry Festival Publication The Garden Club

Nel Gallery – Collaboration with Luan Nel Garden of Future Nostalgia

The Project Space The Artists Book

2019

Finalist – Eclectica Print Gallery Cape Town – Fundamentalist Rationalism Artists Proof and Other Ways of Knowing

PPC Imaginarium Award Winner – Fashion Installation – Johannesburg Art Gallery & AVA Cape Town My Mothers Dress

Daor Contemporary Opening Installation The Mixed Tapes ReWind Version 2

Cape Town Artweek Collaborative Intervention HomeAffairs Identity *TurnStyle

Investec Art Fair Gallery Night. AVA Performance Ritual AVA Mihloti Ya Wansati / Women’s Tears with Lizette Chirimme

2018

AVA Salon Performance Photographs Politics of Water

ArtB. Belville New Guard Group Exhibition

GUS Stellenbosch Thupelo – Deconstructing National Monuments -part 1

GUS Stellenbosch   Interactive Performance Artists Breath

Artvark 20 Years Group Exhibition Seasons of Drought

Wolf Architects Pumflet ‘Rondehuis’ Photographic Exhibition Oppressive Space

TATE Modern/TATE exchange  FutureLearn Politics, Art and Resistance

2017 

Kalk Bay Railway Platform Performance Drawing the Line

Alliance Française Solo Exhibition Analogue V

Alliance Française Performance   What the Body Remembers

196 Victoria – Woodstock Group Exhibition – About Art Hidden Nature

2016

RoundaboutLX. Lisbon Paths of Pilgrimage 

2015 

Untitled – Group Exhibition Persistence of Memory

2014

Solo exhibition – The Figure Imagined


Air

Basurama Bubble – Gardens – Collaboration

Air and Plastic – Basurama Collaborative Cape Town

In Love we Trash

Atlantic Motherboard

Photography & Performance – Hollow-bone

Hollow Bone