This piece was directly carved into the wall at the Art Institute of Chicago in an exhibit displaying Kemang Wa Lehulere’s art “In all my wildest dreams”. The shavings remain purposely below.
This piece was particularly attractive to my youngest daughter who studies ASL with plans to be a deaf educator or interpreter. I cannot pinpoint a reason for her interest in signing or the deaf community but it is a close-knit family.
Kemang Wa Lehulere’s works are on display until January 16, 2017.
Since I do not like forever.
His work is ephemeral, found and notational, a reimagined South African history.
History continually disappears…the elasticity of history excites me.
and at the same time his work works as a protest against forgetting.