Faith XLVII & Inka Kendzia
Capetown/New York, Western Cape/New York South Africa/United StatesAdd to Favorites
About Faith XLVII
Liberty Du, who is widely recognized as Faith XLVII, is a South African known as one of the world’s most prominent female street artists.
Her journey into art began on the streets of South Africa in 1979, as a young graffiti writer. In 2006, Liberty began on a nomadic journey which has brought her to create works in 41 countries.
Her evolution from street artist to a multi-disciplinary artist has created a fluid yet solid bridge into the contemporary art world. This explorative approach has led her to develop a broad range of artwork. The thread of Liberty’s practice can be traced from abandoned structures, landmark 20 story buildings to museums and galleries all the way through to intimate site-specific installations.
One can observe in Liberty’s approach evidence of her own personal quest, which in turn brings to the forefront much larger concerns of universal social and political complexities. There is a longing for a deeper connection to nature, and a resurrection of the divine feminine. There is too the active investigation and questioning of the human condition, its deviant histories and our own inherent existential search.
About Inka Kendzia
Inka Kendzia is an award winning director, motion designer, mixes visuals live (is a vj) and creates immersive projection art for and with artists.
Her exploration of artistic creations and emotive storytelling spans many mediums and disciplines, from documentary and feature films, large scale screens at Music Festivals to immersive art installations, projection art and virtual experiences.
She has worked with musicians and DJs since the early beginnings of the electronic music scene boom in Cape Town, starting with African Dope Records In 2000 all the way to present day directing and creating visuals for legendary artists like Black Coffee or more recently John Legend in Johannesburg.
Her projection art has been seen on the Church of Saint-Eustache in Paris. She also explores new media and technology with her VR art officially selected and shown at Festivals in Europe and South America.
Wishing to bring about some inner peace and self reflection, she weaves reminders of the confluence of human and nature into her art.
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