Collaboration with Vaughn Sadie
Teka Munyika looks at everyday movements of the body performed in public space and how these are impacted by space and the elements that constitute it – light, architecture, material and surface. The performance juxtaposes the social practices that exist in the area against those that are introduced, by the influx of newer, middle class residents. The work explores common place actions such as braai-ing, hairstyling and sun tanning by bringing them together and contrasting then against a formal event to create an absurd and surreal experience that brings into question notions of cultural or leisure practices in the context of urban renewal and gentrification.
• Commissioned for Johannesburg’s 1st Conference on Public Art - at Main Street Life Johannesburg 2011.