© Sekai Machache
Close Up: Sekai Machache
6pm Tuesday 30th June
Livestreamed on our Facebook
Our third installment of our Close Up artist talks sees Sekai Machache in conversation with Arpita Shah.
Sekai Machache (b.1989) is based between Dundee and Glasgow, Scotland. Her work is a deep interrogation of the notion of self. Having been born in Zimbabwe and raised in Scotland, she has a particular interest in W.E.B Dubois’ notion of Double Consciousness, which expresses the psychological challenge of having African heritage whilst living in the West.
She is interested in the relationship between spirituality, the imagination and the role of the artist in disseminating symbolic imagery to provide a space for healing. Working in a multi-disciplinary practice, Sekai utilises a wide range of media including but not exclusive to photography. Her photographic practice is formulated through digital studio based compositions utilising body paint and muted lighting conditions to create images that appear to emerge from darkness
Sekai is a founding and organising member of the Yon Afro Collective.
Arpita Shah is a photographic artist and educator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She works between photography and film, exploring the fields where culture and identity meet. She is a co-director of Fòcas Scotland, a photography initiative set up to support emerging photography in Scotland.
All Images: © Sekai Machache