DINEO SESHEE BOPAPE ～～ [WHEN SPIRITUALITY WAS A BABY]02/12/2018
DINEO SESHEE BOPAPE ～～ [WHEN SPIRITUALITY WAS A BABY]
COLLECTIVE, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
PREVIEW: THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER, 6 – 9PM
24 NOVEMBER 2018 – 10 FEBRUARY 2019
Dineo Seshee Bopape’s expansive multi-media practice explores memory, narration, and representation as contingent forms. Drawing on a diverse range of visual and conceptual matter, her work often utilises commonplace materials (soil, bricks, timber) and archival images, as well as natural and technological systems as support. Dineo’s new installation at Collective has been created in relation to the rich history of the City Observatory site on Calton Hill. Combining carefully selected materials and forms, the work considers notions of spirituality, cosmology, astronomy and astrology.
Collective – a new centre for contemporary art – will open in Edinburgh after a major restoration project at one of the capital’s World Heritage sites. The opening marks a fresh chapter in the history of the Observatory site and for Collective, an organisation active on the Scottish arts scene since 1984. Collective will position itself as a new kind of observatory, inviting the public to view the world around them through the lens of contemporary art.
〰️ [when spirituality was a baby] is commissioned by Collective with guest curator Osei Bonsu and is supported by The Elephant Trust and The Royal Overseas League through a residency at Hospitalfield.
For more information see Collective website
38 Calton Hill
(Caption: Dineo Seshee Bopape, 〰️ [when spirituality was a baby], installation view, Collective, 2018.)