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WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to present Passage - a new body of work by Mohau Modisakeng, consisting of performance, photography and film.

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Passage (2017) by Mohau Modisakeng, is a three-channel video projection and photographic series that meditates on slavery’s dismemberment of African identity and its enduring erasure of personal histories.

In each of the artwork’s three projections, we are confronted with a character – a woman with a hawk perched on her arm, a young man in a Trilby hat and a woman wrapped in a Basotho blanket. …

Passage (2017) by Mohau Modisakeng, is a three-channel video projection and photographic series that meditates on slavery’s dismemberment of African identity and its enduring erasure of personal histories.

In each of the artwork’s three projections, we are confronted with a character – a woman with a hawk perched on her arm, a young man in a Trilby hat and a woman wrapped in a Basotho blanket. The arched shape of the boat frames each passenger with their heads pointed towards the prow of the boat, they are each travelling with a single possession. As the passengers lie motionless on their …

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Location

16 Buiten Street
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
Monday, Sunday, Closed
Tuesday–Friday, 9:30am–5pm
Saturday, 9:30am–2pm