06.10.2021

Kitso Lynn Lelliott

Kitso Lynn Lelliott - Film Programme

Kitso Lynn Lelliott’s practice moves between video installation, film and writing. Lelliott is interested in the way the world looks when seen through differing knowledge systems, conceptions of time, [hi]story and their making of the present. She looks for and works to surface [hi]stories that have been elided and, through them, an altered more livable present. The idea of the real becomes a contested space when enunciations from spaces beyond dominant knowledge systems trouble the real of the hegemony. Lelliott is broadly interested in radicalised hierarchy as it is tied to hierarchies of knowledge, considering how these took form across the Atlantic world during the formative episode that shaped the modern age. She works from the perspectives of historically subjugated subjectivities, privileging South-South engagements that are in relation to yet imaginatively and epistemologically unmediated by the Global North.

In 2017 Lelliott was laureate of the Iwalewahaus art award and was a featured guest artist at The Flaherty Seminar 2018. In 2019 she won the NIHSS award for best visual arts. Lelliott was an artist in residence with the Cité internationale des arts in Paris in 2019 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow and artist in residence with the Centre for Humanities Research at the UWC.

Presented works: 

I was her and she was me and those we might become (2016)

After the Boats Set Sail 1 (2017)

After the Boats Set Sail 2 (2017)

After the Boats Set Sail 3 (2017)

Available until 8 October 6 pm CEST/SAT. 

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