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Manoko Francisca Tlhako - MA Medium

Manoko Francisca Tlhako is an interdisciplinary African based performer, choreographer and theatre-maker who is a strong advocate for social justice.

Tlhako is interested in understanding and re-imagining the contemporary black woman in the home and her role in the homing and (un)homing of self and community. Her performance art piece titled ibhodlo takes a close look at the community as a home and in extension, the home as a community.

 

Medium project (Manoko) from Institute for Creative Arts on Vimeo.

Artist's Statement:

Community: a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.

Dilapidated : in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.

Sara Ahmed argues that “the lived experience of being at home involves the enveloping of subjects in a space which is not simply outside of them, being at home suggests that the subject and the space leak into each other, inhabit each other” Interested in understanding and re-imagining the contemporary black woman in the home and her role in the homing and (un)homing of self and community, the performance art piece titled ‘ibhodlo’ takes a close look at the community as home and in extension, the home as a community.

Still image: Manoko Francisca Tlhako's project, ibhodlo. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

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