present + tense

2004

present + tense
Moshekwa Langa

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In collages made from plastic tarpaulins, brightly coloured tape, threads and found boxes, Moshekwa Langa designs abstract, mental maps and traces of life in South Africa and Europe in his drawings, photographs, sculptures and videos. History becomes a geographical image, in which the documentation of objective events and personal memories fuse with one another. In the colourful text images, the collapsing guides (black plastic foil and tape), the compasses and cityscapes (found cardboard), Langa explores the consciousness for time and place, for a change in locality and the crossing of borders. Possibilities for orientation and guidelines come to the fore in his work through a series of political and personal experiences.