Sherie Sitauze
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b. Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. lives/works in London, U.K. MFA Fine Art Goldsmiths, University of London (2021). 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".

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Throne Wars

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