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‘What difference does it make who is speaking?’, a performance for the 2014 Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Mbali Khoza2014

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Piercing a scroll of paper with a threadless needle, Khoza performs a stitched transcription of a West African language using isiZulu phonetics as a guide. The work is inspired by the work of Dambudzo Marechera who wrote in the 'House of Hunger' (1978), "As I read it every single word erased itself into my mind. Afterwards they came to take out the stitches from the wound of it. The stitches were published. The reviewers made obscene noises" wrote curator of the performance Ruth Simbao.

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  • Title: ‘What difference does it make who is speaking?’, a performance for the 2014 Grahamstown National Arts Festival
  • Creator: Mbali Khoza
  • Date Created: 2014
  • Location: Grahamstown, South Africa, Eastern Star Press Museum
  • Subject Keywords: 89plus Johannesburg workshop 2015, Authorship, Translation, Language, Decolonization
  • Type: Performance
  • Publisher: 89plus
  • Original Source: Ruth Simbao
  • External Link: Watch video performance
  • Medium: Video
  • Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Date of Birth: 1989
  • Artist Name: Mbali Khoza

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