Particularly, to Africans arriving from outside the borders of South Africa. In 2008, we saw the biggest and most violent wave of xenophobic attacks leaving many dead and injured or forced to fled townships where they have moved to. The poor killing the poor in the name of land or all out blind rage and it still lingers. In many cases, one can still hear an unrelated misunderstanding between a working class South African and Zimbabwean for example end up with, ”why don’t you go back to your own country”. It is a sensitive issue in a state that has been infected by centuries of racial stigma.
As artists we have to remove ourselves from the outside world in order hone a discipline. To develop a tool that we can take back into the world so that something new and relevant can be displayed or said. Screened, played or sprayed. Muchatuta is someone who has been doing that for years with relentless passion...Click to continue reading
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