Ubuntu

2016.

500 x 500 x 300 cm.

aluminium sheets, steel tubes, fabric, scaffold clamps, blind rivets, bolts, nuts, washers, metal wire, pulley wheels, performers.

Ubuntu, meaning literally 'human-ness” in Nguni language is a Southern African philosophy relying on the inter-connectedness of the whole.

By pushing the doors to enter the room, the unconscious viewer chooses without noticing to surrender to the proposed path. As the structure awakes, natural physics' law of gravity and motion operate in synchronicity and exert a balanced tension between polarities. Thrown back in a unified field, the performer contributes involuntarily to the whole.

The structure arises as an absolute metaphysical intelligence being activated by the unification of the human to the All.

Photo credit: Alessandra Sormani