Mbali Dhlamini

Residency
October 1-5, 2015
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Artist in Residence Mbali Dhlamini


'Extracting Colour' follows on Mbali Dhlamini's creative research into the use of colour within Apostolic and Zionist congregations in Soweto towards Dhlamini's MA at Wits University.

As part of her study into church uniforms and their symbolism, Dhlamini began investigating the use of colour in other South African cultural practices and the etymologies of colour terminology within Nguni languages.

Dhlamini provides critical insights into the signification of colour and the histories thereof in a South African context. The research furthers discussions of translation and assesses the impact of colonial interpretation in present-day terminologies and understandings.

Credits

Coordinator:
Francis Burger

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