'Greetings from the Border!' - 14 January 2017
I was invited to give a special presentation of the artwork Greetings from the Border!, an extensive research project turned audio-visual essay which has taken various forms and iterations over the course of its conception. In this case, it was presented as a live performance lecture in front of a large audience at Tate Modern.
Taking on the role of a virtual space-time traveller, I explore the representation of marginalised spaces through various imaging technologies and the politics that surround them. My home city of Johannesburg, which has been constructed through a fasinating yet contentions spatial politic, serves as a locus through which to view various other sites, weaving a narrative of strange encounters with invisibles walls, reductive viewpoints and violent erasures during curious online wanderings. The work serves not only as a revealing critique but also sets forth possible tactics of resistance in both the digital and physical realms.
The lecture was followed by a panel discussion with the invited members Dr. Danny McNally (Research Fellow in Cultural Geography at Royal Holloway, and collaborator at Peckham Platform) and Georgia Williams (MSc Candidate at the Gender Institute, London School of Economics).
The event also resulted in a publication which serves to document both the lecture and discussion.
Greetings from the Border! was presented in conjunction with Tate Exchange and Central Saint Martins' week long program of events for This is an Art School.