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Sandra Mujinga

Catching Up, 2017

18.08. - 19.09.2021

Catching Up, 2017

Catching Up, 2017

Medium: HD video with audio.

Length: 10 min, 17 sec. Variable dimensions.

Catching Up is a video loop projected onto five MDF plates facing the wall and creates concave projection surfaces. The film shows three young women giving each other improvised and read compliments. With this work, Mujinga deals with how self-representation is both distributed and performed through digital media. The motifs in her work are divided, full of contradictions and polymorphic - they move towards becoming digital objects. Wearing sculptural garments created by the artist, the three women pose in a screensaver-like environment, creating a surface of constant movement in a technological landscape. Mujinga's intimate, existential meditations focus on both digital and material processing, layered through the application of various layers of surfaces and skin and the human element that makes up online interaction.

Cast: Ama Frimpong, Christèle Mapuku and Joy Ede Sade.

Sandra Mujinga

(b. 1989, Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Mujinga is a Norwegian artist and musician living in Berlin, with a master's degree from Malmö Academy of Fine Arts. Sandra Mujinga has made a name for herself as one of Norway's most exciting new artists. Through art, she discusses everything between the internet and identity. She's a powerful inspiration for Afrofuturism - an upbeat African design movement that looks to see a mega-tech Africa in the near future. Mujinga's work is included in national and international collections, such as The National Museum in Oslo, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum in Trondheim, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, KODE in Bergen, and V&A in London, and several private collections around the world.

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