Sokunge: shadows of resistance
Masimba Hwati (MFA 2019)
This work is based on research around various forms of cultural resistance and the use of symbolism and meaning to modify power and contest domination. The work is created at the intersections of sculpture, the body and sound. The research explores liminal spaces in post-colonial and post-industrial contexts and how these spaces are breeding grounds of hybridity, tensions and harmony. In these spaces the body interacts with sculpture and sound in ways that creates a euphemistic and nuanced lexicon of resistance and negotiation with power.
This work is featured in Dry Socks in a Submerged Canoe: The 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition, on display from March 15 - 31 at Stamps Gallery in Ann Arbor.