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Sekai Machache, 'White Aspect' (2018) Courtesy of the artist.

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Sekai Machache, Awuor Onyango
Body of Land
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Street Level Photoworks
Trongate 103 Glasgow G1 5HD
24 Apr — 28 Jun 2020
Fri 24 April – Sun 10 May Mon – Wed & Fri – Sat, 10am – 5pm Thu, 10am – 8pm Sun, 12pm – 5pm Mon 11 May – Sun 28 June Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun, 12pm – 5pm
This exhibition was due to take place during Glasgow International 2020, 23 April – 10 May, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The festival will be re-staged in 2021 with dates to be announced.

Body of Land is an intimate exploration of African diasporic femininities in Scotland and Kenya, featuring Awuor Onyango and Sekai Machache, who collaborated in a residency exchange supported by the British Council’s East Africa Arts programme, produced by Fòcas Scotland and supported by Street Level Photoworks.

Working across a range of media, Dundee-based Machache engages with the notion of ‘double consciousness’ – the psychological sensation that one’s identity is divided into multiple parts. Her photography often uses body paint and muted lighting to create images that appear to emerge from darkness. Nairobi-based cross media artist Onyango explores the black African feminine and the psycho-social role of the queer. Her approach is experimental and often results in mixed media pieces and installations based upon film and photography.

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