ASHA

The work follows a point in the life of Beryl Gascoigne Hibbert and her transformation into Asha.

She was one of the first women to protest against apartheid. She was disguised as a wife, a beauty, a mother, a poet. The only identity that sat was that of the curious.

In exploring both her spontaneous anti-apartheid protests in South Africa that spanned from the 1940s to the 1960s, and her published poetry about love and loss, I came to believe that Asha is historically one of the first performance artists.

The piece encompasses video footage of my site-specific performances in South Africa, which were inspired by her own, beside a multi- disciplinary installation which comprises of a video projection and live art within the given space

Her: “DESTINY OR CHANCE?”

Me: “CHOICE. CHOICE IN THE CHAOS.”

THIS IS OUR DIALOGUE.

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