Dineo Seshee Bopape : Slow-Co-Ruption

Hayward Gallery / Southbank Centre, London, United Kingdom
26 Aug 2015 - 27 Sep 2015

Dineo Seshee Bopape : Slow-Co-Ruption

Image credit: why do you call me when you know i can't answer the phone (2012) © Dineo Seshee Bopape. Courtesy of STEVENSON Cape Town, Johannesburg

Hayward Gallery presents Slow-Co-Ruption the first solo exhibition in the UK by South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape. This exhibition presents a selection of Bopape’s video works alongside a new sculpture conceived especially for Hayward Gallery.

Combining dense sculptural installation with video montages, her artwork engages with powerful socio-political notions of memory, narration and representation. Flipping between an analogue and digital aesthetic, Bopape’s video works mix and re-mix sound and image into kaleidoscopic montages. Distinct locations and characters start to emerge, including the artist herself, only to give way to a cacophony of sampled music and sound and effects.

Bopape’s videos are often incorporated into her sculptural installations. In these assemblages everyday materials – including timber, bricks, mirrors, and plants – form complex and precarious configurations, often across the walls and floor of the gallery.

Supported by The African Arts Trust





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