Investec Cape Town Art Fair
17-19 February 2023
Curated by Els van Mourik
Solo Booth: Athenkosi Kwinana
Main Booth: Amogelang Maepa, Chrisél Attewell and Gina van der Ploeg
Berman Contemporary is delighted to participate with 2 booths at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
VIP PROGRAMME | PERFORMANCE BY OUPA SIBEKO
Date: Saturday, 18th February 2023
MOBU MOBUNG/DUST TO DUST | 2022
Conceptualised and Performed by Oupa Sibeko
Dramaturgy and Text by Tse’pang Nnena Bereng
Photography and Videography by Wesley West
Existence is inherently an interconnected as well as intersectional experience, more especially in the human experience. We are all connected in and through a multitude of practices and environments. Such is the nature of mobu (the soil). It connects us all.
In this expressionist performance, Sibeko brings us along with him as he wrestles with existentialism. Mobu is a symbolic totem to this performance but is also presented to us as a delicacy. Mobu nourishes, it nourishes the land which in turn nourishes us. There’s a symbiotic relationship to mobu that we all have in our pockets of existence. This looks like a father who nourishes his garden with mobu, a pregnant mother who nourishes herself and her baby with mobu, a child who nourishes his appetite for play with mobu. Mobu is also where we will all.