PAST EXHIBITION

HATCHED

Robyn Denny | Mamela Nyamza
12 March – 17 April 2022

A riveting encounter with Mamela Nyamza’s critically acclaimed, autobiographical, tour-de-force dance performance – HATCHED  – sparked in Robyn Denny, the idea for an enduring cross-disciplinary collaboration with this renowned performing artist from Gugulethu.

For Robyn and Mamela, complex ties to their late mothers, and an appreciation for the phoenix-like capacity of women’s bodies to alchemise the base metal of patriarchy, formed the basis for their creative synergy. The immersive experience of this series paired Robyn Denny’s richly dynamic inks with Nyamza’s performance in their collaborative film.