⇧ 14 MARCH – 29 MARCH
⇨PART A: IT’S SPEACHY
⇩HER AFRICA IS REAL (H.A.I.R)
Part A: it’s speachy. is about dialogue and conversation that interrogate voice, critique and response. In this exhibition, Her Africa Is Real (H.A.I.R) appropriate Reverend Alpheus Zulu’s 1972 Cape Town University Lecture, titled ‘The Dilemma of the Black South African’, as a foundation to assert their herstories.
A mash up of fragmented text, loops, commentary and performance, the exhibition invites the viewer into a cacophony of conversation.
Her Africa Is Real (H.A.I.R) employs contemporary methodologies of performance, literature, soundscape and installation to reimagine the “traditional” archive, and present our narratives and histories within the context of so called ‘Australia’.
Her Africa Is Real (H.A.I.R) is an interdisciplinary collective. As southern African diaspora identities in an antipodean context, we come together to discuss and create works that challenge erasure and assert black representation, histories and narratives.
The collective includes Roberta Rich, Naomi Velaphi and Sista Zai Zanda.