Ganda'Nga: Weeping Clay Pot


Our bodies are living archives of history and experience

Curated by Priscilla Gurupira in collaboration with Skye Chirape

1. Daughters of the Revolution- (film-documentary/ Web series)

'Her'stories’ - an interactive discussion with a multiple voices within queer minority communities. The discourse films queer women/ womyn (Filipino, Australian Indian, British, Caribbean, Zimbabwean) conversing about issues stimulating to the mind and are of important to them and to society. issues such as identity, body modification by ink (dots), coming out, spiritually, religion, relationships, culture, sexuality, racism, feminism, Art, food, activism, art, homophobia, trans phobia etcetera.

2. Sango reRusununguko - Fields of Freedom (2 parts)

I). Round table discourse engaging the public and few selected women. The discourse interrogates cultural and religious beliefs as a woman in the Diaspora. To be black and a co-habiting national, an analysis of the continuous transformation of culture, religion, beliefs, experiences and identity in the diaspora.

Visuals:

Photography - Nancy Mteki
Paintings - Ruva
Vakoma Art Pieces from - Sylvia Munodawafa

 

Artists have explored areas of freedom of expression, freedom of choice, oppression & loss. Each artist chooses to interact with these ideas below the surface and each interrogates the effect of searching for answers that lie in the realm of the power of freedom.

3. Mamoyo (totem), the history in my bones (Photography)

Auto-biographical and self shot photographs highlighting the impact of detention-related trauma. A Zimbabwean lesbian refugee out of fury represented herself in court and demanded ownership of her passport.

As a result of her traumatic experiences (detention), particularly witnessing the inhumane treatment of others, she suffered nightmares and other physical and psychological symptoms. She documented these through photography.

4. Unhu- I am because you are (Installation)

Installation of an MSc in Forensic Psychology report titled, "He was treated like a criminal". Evaluating the impact of detention related trauma in LGBTI refugees exploring personal constructs developed by Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans gender and Intersex (LGBTI) asylum seekers in resilience to the distress of detention and criminalisation by media and immigration policy. There is limited research on issues that in particular, affect LGBTI asylum seekers. Thus, research in this area has important implications for policies and attitudes regarding immigration procedures and mental health.

(The installation also includes interviews and Polaroid images)

*Gandanga (guerilla) / Ganda/Nga (skin)

Collective consciousness:

Priscilla Gurupira
Skye Chirape
Taz Lefou Divine Blu
Camille Darling
Spirit Nair
Krystel Laegen
Frederique Rapier
Vakoma
Nancy Mteki
Jesus Rodriguez Piay-Veiga
Hayley Reid

 

April 16
Night Runner