Tanatsei Gambura is a new-genre artist and cultural practitioner engaged in translocal research and fieldwork-based studies. In the studio, she draws from lived experience – contemplating issues of society, such as questions of place, gender and identity. To do so, she employs unique conceptual, material and procedural techniques, such as altering textiles with the physical labour of hand washing in Hand Wash Only. For Gambura, the processes of forgetting and remembering are productive spaces in which trauma and violence can be understood. The artist foregrounds cultural collaboration across installation, sculpture and text.
Image Credit: Tanatsei Gambura, Hand Wash Only, (2022). Multimedia installation. Dimensions Variable.