Dineo Seshee Bopape, Sedibeng (It Comes With the Rain), 2016, mixed media, variable dimensions


Sedibeng is a city in South Africa and means “At the source”. Bopape’s installation is made of various materials, including found and repurposed objects. All of them are chosen for their link to cosmology and fertility. She questions the politics of gender, race, spirituality, and cultural constructs through various imagery. The slide projection of a black female hand molding clay addresses the power of the feminine, its relation to nature, and the significance of skin color. The steel structures and the flower stickers herald South and West African traditions and their understanding of the heavens and earth.
Dineo Seshee Bopape, Sedibeng (It Comes With the Rain), 2016, mixed media, variable dimensions


Sedibeng is a city in South Africa and means “At the source”. Bopape’s installation is made of various materials, including found and repurposed objects. All of them are chosen for their link to cosmology and fertility. She questions the politics of gender, race, spirituality, and cultural constructs through various imagery. The slide projection of a black female hand molding clay addresses the power of the feminine, its relation to nature, and the significance of skin color. The steel structures and the flower stickers herald South and West African traditions and their understanding of the heavens and earth.