// film & visual art //
Mohau Modisakeng’s movie ZANJ is a continuation from the performance Land of Zanj, recently commissioned by the Sharjah Biennial. Here, Modisakeng created a choreographed procession as a symbol for the movement of bodies and trade between the Gulf area and the east African coast. This strategy is mimicked in the artist’s latest photographic series, which shows figures cloaked in black moving across a rocky terrain. Who are and were these veiled subjects? Could they have been Africans captured to be pearl-divers, led between home and circumstance? Or could they be deporting migrants, a contemporary relic of the aforementioned history? Modisakeng urges the audience to engage with these figures as poignant markers of this legacy of movement, using invocations of violence as a tool to evoke empathy in the viewer.
Mohau Modisakeng (SA, 1986) is based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, we he received his education at the Michaelis School of Fine Art. He won the SASLO New Signatures Award and the Standard Bank Young Artists Award and represented his country at the Venice Biennale in 2015 and 2017. He has also shown at Volta, New York; Saatchi Gallery, London; Dak’Art Biennale; Sharjah Biennial; PERFORMA17, New York and many more significant international institutions. He recently was commissioned to create a memorial for Nelson Mandela, which will be revealed in Amsterdam Zuidoost’s Nelson Mandelapark in 2020.
Music is composed and recorded by Lil Lacy
what world to come back to
Installation by Kristian Byskov, cello and sound in collaboration with Lil Lacy, 2018
Article in IDOART.DK
HOC COH (As Far as the Eye Can See), 2016, HD video, stereolyd, 17:30 min.
Film: Ulrik Heltoft / Musik: Soma & Lil
soma & lil - short documentary
'A music documentary on the art of improvisation. Soma & Lil, a cello improvisation duo based in Denmark, rethink and deconstruct the traditional
written music for cello, and develop a more personal way of expression by creating singular compositions that are unique and always changing.'
The short documentary 'Soma & Lil' (directed by Nicolas Iordanou & Sylvia Nicolaides) won Best Short Documentary at the Ishinomaki International Film Festival in Japan / July 2017 and Best Music Short Film at the Queen City Film Festival, in Maryland USA / October 2017.
'Soma & Lil' was created in association with European Capital of Culture - Aarhus2017
Nicolas Iordanou & Sylvia Nicolaides are a part of Kimonos Art Center in Paphos, Cyprus,
where they produce and share art and host an international artist in residency program.
Anybody is a curated experience that challenges the norms of the fashioned body.
Through social and cultural ‘rules’ we regulate how we present our bodies to the world. Failing to comply with the standards of the shared bodily behaviour, we often feel inadequacy and shame. We have asked some of the finest Danish fashion and art talents to rethink and reinterpret the body beyond the limits of fashion. They have created new disruptive bodies: plasticised and editable, engulfed by computer virus, metamorphosed, aged, made by chewing gum, randomly enhanced by magnifying glasses, and in the form of cyborg, imaginary friend, mascot and root system.
Danish Fashion Institute in collaboration with
Femmes Régionales, Ane Lynge-Jorlén
& Headstart Fashion
The works will be exhibited in the heart of Aarhus city where they will trigger new and exciting ways of engaging with fashion.
Anybody ‘The Body & Beyond’ exhibition is showcased in the windows of Salling, from the 1st - 9th april 2017
Amnesty International - Ignite the Flame of Human Rights 2014
Music by: Lil Lacy, Soma Allpass & Jonas Asp (www.fatswan.dk)