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Seki Mache, '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

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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