A joint exhibition by Cheriese Diilrajh and Hemali Khoosal
28 August 2021 – 23 September 2021
As recipients of The Bag Factory’s Young Womxn Studio Bursary, Hemali Khoosal and Cheriese Dilrajh present In Passing, a joint exhibition exploring fleeting encounters. Both their individual and collective works will be on show at The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios from 28 August to 23 September 2021, with a walkabout on 04 September.
Cheriese thinks about what has traveled between waters and landscapes in relation to discovery and the maternal. She narrates personal, present and past histories by interweaving saris, installation, collage and projection.
As things are spoken and gestured into being, Hemali grasps at fragments of what passes her by. Her video installations, paintings, and prints carry blurry and disorienting distortions, nostalgic visions, and rhythmic hands in motion. Gesture is explored as a channel of communication and an everyday metaphoric language.
As a duo, the artists started an oral histories project based in Fordsburg and Mayfair. Through recording conversations with people from these areas, they explored the layering of experiences of displacement. Their audio-visual installation focuses on the dynamic between ex-residents who were forcibly removed during the Group Areas Act, and people who have migrated from other countries more recently. The project reveals underlying past histories and current realities.
Exhibition opens: Saturday 28 August 11am – 2pm
Walkabout: Saturday 04 September 11am
Exhibition runs until: Thursday 23 September 2021
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