Artwork of the week: Web Jacket by Maurice Mbikayi

Web Jacket
Maurice Mbikayi
COMPUTER PARTS, CLOTHES AND BELTS
215 X 55 X 65 CM
2015

“I focus on various ways in which the technological advancement of the last twenty years has both positively and negatively affected the world. Its reliance on mining for resources, for instance, has made Africa and its people vulnerable to low-wage labour abuse as well as a range of other factors beyond their control, as dictated by international economic markets. The effect on cultural and environmental diversity has been devastating.

I collect remnants of this rapidly developing technology and incorporate them in my work. I use many other materials too, such as wood, fibre glass, plaster of paris, bandages, paper and clothing. The results include mixed-media collages, drawings, sculptures and performances – whatever best questions the issues and expresses my ideas.”

 


Fashionable Addiction, book.


Web Jacket (film still), 2015, 9 min.

mauricembikayi.com >>

Represented by MOMO gallery >>

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