Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award winner – Philiswa Lila's 'Self-Titled'

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17 Sep 2018

This artwork is based on the concept of self. Self is the working relationship that touches on a number of concerns that pertain to visibility, belonging, location, knowledge & understanding. Self-titled refers to my name which is loosely translated as “be healed”.

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Healing is taken from ‘Indigenous’ thinker, doers and leaders in African knowledge and understanding, thinking, knowing and doing. The notion of healing in my work deals with how I am interested in body, identity, ritual, religion, politics, etc.' – Philiswa Lila, Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award winner.