Sherie Sitauze (b. Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) lives and works in London, U.K. In 2021, she completed an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. Sherie’s practice deals primarily with moving image, collage and is heavily embedded in, and refers to metaphysics, pre-colonial myths and narratives alongside post- colonial theories and concepts.
"The traumas of the past, far and near, will always persist into the present – and more than likely extend themselves into the future*.
For me, it begins around 1270AD: the Mapungubwe Kingdom and VhaVenda of southern Africa. I am in a constant cycle of coming to terms with my ancestral past while simultaneously seeking it in order to mobilise it within the present day. All the while being a long-term resident on this very foreign, western, and British soil.
Soil I have conditioned myself into understanding as one of my homes since the age of 6.
My practice is an ever-evolving exploration of oral storytelling as a vehicle for the cultivation and merging of narratives, as well as the sharing of knowledge, and proposing this in current time. I simultaneously critically consider the metaphysics around past, present, possible futures, particularly in relation to the epistemologies and narratives of non-western communities.
*s/o to Jacques Derrida for putting into words feelings I once did not know existed words for".