Arena for Contemporary African, African-American and Caribbean Art

Author: Barnabas Muvhuti

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In Conversation with Kresiah Mukwazhi

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Self-fulfilment is the primary reason I do the work. That is why I insert and immerse myself in the work. Even when I am doing painting or textile work, I find a way of portraying self in the work. Raising awareness of issues is the reason I do live art. I like it because the impact is direct and immediate. I almost force my audience to react instantly.

Barnabas Ticha Muvhuti in conversation with Kresiah Mukwazhi

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Viwe Madinda


For me performing is an extension of my art production, I get to channel suppressed traits like confidence, I get to speak and heal from issues that bother me, but most importantly physically engaging the space takes the work to another dimension. So it makes sense to physically connect with the audience because the issues I engage aren’t translated into an art object since I am mostly interested in invoking emotion. So what better way to be present and illustrate, my journey of learning which has been an uphill experience, than to use my body, voice, and presence?

Barnabas Ticha Muvhuti in conversation with the South African artist Viwe Madinda

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