Thandi Loewenson (Harare, Zimbabwe, 1989)
lives and works in London, UK, Lusaka, Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe
African liberation movements are indelibly tied to questions of the land: who may work the earth, to what end, and under what conditions? Such foci betray the true nature of the African struggle today: taking place on the ground within the thickness of eroding topsoil, down the mineshaft where rare earths glimmer in the dark and, simultaneously, within the ozone.
Across a series of composite graphite panels and an accompanying film, the Uhuru Catalogues stitch together entangled sites through which African liberation must be sought.
In this installation, graphite is put to use as a conduit, a charged medium, that aims to energise a consciousness of the conjoined terrains of earth and air in movements for climate justice and equitable futures for all, on the continent and beyond.
Motong Yang, Nasra Abdullahi, Divya Patel, Neady Atieno Oduor, Zhongshan Zou, Bridie Epstein, Sofia Xenia Economou, Claudia Robalino, Yanyu Sun, Lauren-Loïs Duah, Laurie Flint
With the additional support of
British Council, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Royal College of Art