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rope, umkhando and the tongue :
writing from the performances of Buhlebezwe Siwani


A durational video of white text on a black background plays on the cinema screen. The audience read together silently. The performer sits in front of the screen; her face is lit up by a laptop. The choreographed light on her face changes colour and intensity in time with the sounds of scrolling and double clicking through the speakers.

rope,umkhando and the tongue: writing from the performances of Buhlebezwe Siwani is a 10 minute performance with video included in Writing Photographs at Starr Cinema, Tate Modern, 13 October 2018. The text is published by SALT. Magazine April 2019.