Traversing Soweto streets, backyards in Nairobi, dusty Jordanian alleys, Peregrinate invites viewers to consider the intimate politics of home and belonging, as well as the possibilities inherent in dislocation, or a lack of anchoring, and the routes one takes to find a way. Sub-titled ‘field notes on time travel and space’, the exhibition examines notions of spatial politics, the economics of time and travel, and the kinds of access granted to travelers.
The travels of three different wanderers are juxtaposed as temporal sculptures to chronicle the personal experience of journeying within the home, neighborhood and country, as well as the act of departing for distant places.
Peregrinate features the work of three photographers: South Africans Musa Nxumalo and Thabiso Sekgala, and Kenyan Mimi Cherono Ng’ok. The exhibition explores the concept of photography as a common method of investigation, discovery and representation – an act of wandering undertaken by the photographer as traveler and explorer.
To be seen till 3rd October 2015 at Makerere Art Gallery.
Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday on appointment.