Ka - Katlehong  / Tho - Thokoza  / Rus - Vosloorus 

On the edge towards South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994, Thokoza - a township on the East Rand of Ekurhuleni experienced ethno-tribal, socio-political, and geo-transportational violence that gripped South Africa's attention- the artist was born within the territory. This territorial unrest speaks to issues regarding collective response, peaceful negotiations, notions of independence, social + economic redress, and ultimately a struggle to come to terms with architectures of separate development. 

The Kathorus Documents functions both as a critical meta-nexus and a proto-archive where the collection of archival footage, music videos and works on paper are modes of expression that adjoin the artist's experience of contemporary Thokoza, its history into which the artist was born, as well as of the consequences of this civil unrest to the artist's understanding of what may make violence, violent. 


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