Research Students 2015

Sethembile Msezane

In my MFA Study, I propose to interrogate issues of identity through the mind of a 90s born millennial (South African) woman whose world is shaped by her background in the ‘New South Africa’. I will be working with conceptualizations of female characters in various myths (some imagined/ self-constructed), history, as well as engaging in the representation of women in contemporary popular culture that is informed by films, various fashion trends and music videos. During this project, I will use performativity/ performance art, photography, installation and video in order to map out how popular culture informs constructions of history and mythmaking. I address the absence of the (black) female body in the monumentalisation of public spaces.