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From the artist:
My work is an investigation of the socio-political construction of African communities in neo colonial South Africa. It looks into the notion of industralisation and migrant labour as colonial imperatives. Consequently, thereof,my work also looks at displacement as a critical component in the constitution of contemporary spaces. I'm fascinated by the aesthetics of different working gear such as those in mining, construction, chemical, medical, underwater diving, etc. The design of such gear often presents images that replace that of human. One can, therefore, argue that the images represented by the industrial gear, bring about the 'other'. I take these images and impose/juxtapose with cultural and spiritual symbols. In doing so, there is a fundamental shift in what these images signify. These cultural heritage symbols become embedded in the industrial gear. Thereby, reconciling the 'other' with humanity.