Mohau Modisakeng – BRUNDYN + GONSALVES, Cape Town
Born 1986 in Soweto, South Africa
"My work deals with a number of issues most of which revolve around the question of violence as a mediator of history. It investigates the subtle nuances of specific traditions and customs informed by my background that are in some way concerned with notions of conflict, aggression and disorder.
As a sculptor I often reference various instruments of violence that have become quite specific to the South African political and historical context. My photographic images and the performance and video work that it informs, endeavour to reimage and re-enact the symbolism of a particular kind of violence induced by the psychosocial conditions of the post-colonial African political, social, economic, and cultural ecosystem."