Congrats to Katesi Jacqueline Kalange a.k.a “the Kalange”, another winner of the Small Project Grant deadline June 2021 with her project “Nature invasion 2” which constitutes of a monumental sculpture installation, inspired by the priceless beauty of nature.
Katesi Jacqueline Kalange a.k.a “the Kalange” is a process based visual artist, living and working in Kampala, Uganda. She derives her inspirations from injustices within society in relation to the SDGs, therefore focusing her art onto activism aimed at sparking off further public discourse over certain pressing issues that have evolved with humankind since time immemorial.
“Nature invasion 2” project constitutes of a monumental sculpture installation, inspired by the priceless beauty of nature and SDGs: thirteen and fifteen, which advocate for global climate action and life on land respectively. Waking up to egregious sights and effects of environmental degradation means, perhaps we seem to take Mother Nature for granted. Since time immemorial, nature has always supported man’s co-existence through being a source of food, medicine, shelter, fuel, to mention but a few. However, we have selfishly chosen to evolve at its expense through: uncontrolled harvests, deforestation, swamp reclamation, among others. Therefore my project is channelled towards creating further public sensitization through a “show off” of mother nature’s ravishing beauty alongside its invasion onto built environment aimed at sparking off public discourse and arousing questions like: “Who is actually invading who?, “How can we best co-exist?”. The sculpture will be implemented at GZK rooftop terrace. Stay tuned for more information!