Lianca Heemro – the trans-disciplinarian connecting memory to Coloured South African Identity and Heritage

Lianca Heemro is a trans-disciplinary artist from Cape Town. Her work is centred around past and present socio-cultural as well as socio-historical issues as they relate to Coloured identity in a South African context. Lianca works specifically with the lineage of memory from a this aforementioned view point. In her work, we see connecting elements…

The Radical Collectives of Acid House

The UK Acid House movement of the late 80s is synonymous with fevered hedonism. The peace and love experience – fuelled by copious amounts of Ecstasy – and day-glo painted illegal raves, where thousands of dancers congregated in fields and warehouses. However, this youth culture scene also had an element of serious and transgressive political…

Meet Hymie Sokupha: The Eagle-Eye from Gomora

Hymie Sokupha, is the founder of Hymie’s Eagle Eye photographic solutions but he is also a product of the streets of Alexandra Township AKA Gomora. Sokupha waxes lyrically about how growing up in Gomora played a pivotal role on his mindset today. “Growing up in Alexandra has been amazing, I have always surrounded myself with…

Lesela Collective: exploring emergent possibilities within the field of textiles and African material narratives

Pulling on threads from the UK, Mozambique, Sweden and South Africa, Lesela Collective is looking at the material narratives of the African continent by exploring the countless sequences embedded within the field of textiles. Creating a new archive that is keenly aware of the colonial legacy entwined with African textiles, Lesela Collective members Wacy Zakarias…