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