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Worlds are Made and Unmade; I Hear the Music of Spheres

21 November 2020 - 15 December 2020

The Bag Factory presents the first SA solo exhibition, Worlds are Made and Unmade; I Hear the Music of Spheres by Zimbabwean artist Neville Starling as part of his ongoing body of kinetic, sound-based sculptural “plays” entitled Within the Belly of an Echo. Essentially a look into the composition of a reaction within constrictions as of an authentic means of becoming, the work asks: how does rage, fear and hunger manifest through love, pride, self-reclamation, self-affirmation and hope in a situation where one may not react openly for whatever reason? This temporally and structurally distinct, two-part installation first performs this through a structured mnemonic metronome and then through various untimely acts of metamorphoses connected to Southern Africa’s historical entanglement of revolution and music.
Motivated by his father’s windows of changed personality due to Alzheimer’s disease, Starling’s work, in general, deconstructs time’s relationship with memory. He examines courses of normalisation and change, the processes of forced and chosen memories, modes of individuation and collectivism, as well as the connection between future being and the cultural archive. These are examined within the interplay of reality and perception with memory, and how these are interwoven within the continuum of identity.

Participating: Neville Starling


Address: 10 Mahlatini Street Fordsburg
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Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:00.


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