The first solo exhibition in the UK by South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape.
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.
This exhibition presents a selection of Bopape's video works alongside a new sculpture conceived especially for Hayward Gallery.
Born in 1981 in Polokwane, Dineo Seshee Bopape studied at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa, and earned her MFA from Columbia University in 2010. Her work has been shown internationally, including presentations at the New Museum (New York), ICA (Philadelphia), Mart House Gallery (Amsterdam), and the 12th Biennale de Lyon. Bopape lives and works in Johannesburg.
Supported by The African Arts Trust
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
Wednesday 26 August – Sunday 27 September
Monday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm
Hayward Gallery Project Space