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Spring Immersion

Botswana-born Award-Winning Artist, Katlego K Kolanyane-Kesupile, Embarks on “Spring Immersion” Residency at Ugly Duck

During her residency, Botswana-born interdisciplinary artist, Katlego K Kolanyane-Kesupile, embarks on a transformative exploration of decoloniality through a multi-disciplinary artistic lens. Katlego’s work delves into the intricate intersections of borders and boundaries, offering a profound reflection on how these physical divisions inspire disruptive and hybrid art-making practices. Her residency becomes a canvas for breaking down societal constraints, revealing the potential for unity and shared humanity.Katlego’s “Spring Immersion” is a creative journey that not only ventures into decolonial discourse but also serves as a poignant continuation of her contemplation on grief, loss, temporality, and archiving.
 
Through her art, she skilfully weaves together narratives that transcend temporal and spatial constraints, creating a rich tapestry that resonates with diverse audiences. Katlego’s residency promises to be a captivating odyssey, where her artistic vision challenges preconceptions, fostering dialogue and understanding. As she navigates the blurred lines of traditional art forms, Katlego emerges as a trailblazer, pushing the boundaries of expression and contributing to the ever-evolving conversation on identity, belonging, and the shared human experience.
 
In the build-up to the performance, on March 24th , Kol-Kes will facilitate a community writing workshop open to the public featuring a walking tour of Queer London through Global Voices Theatre. As a founding member of the Queer Tours of London
collective, Kol-Kes is fond of archiving as advocacy. 
Global Voices Theatre staged the first reading of Kol-Kes’ short play, Talking Heads, in 2019 as part of the Global Queer Voices festival.
 
The residency will culminate in the public installation / performance Atenti… at Ugly Duck on 6 April 2024 
 
The “Spring Immersion” is made possible through support from Ugly Duck, Off/Track, Global Voices Theatre and the National Arts Council of Botswana. 
 

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