International Videoart Festival Madrid Festival Internacional de Videoarte de Madrid New Media Festival La Neomudéjar

IVAHM

Nadia Myburgh – cleansing

SOUTH AFRICA
2:23

Sinopsis: In the video I am washing my mouth out with soap. The video deals with the loss of language (‘my mother’s tongue’) and ultimately an erasure of an identity as a result of being taught to speak ‘the proper English’ way.

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Bio: Nadia Myburgh is an artist in progress, with a particular interest in identity and language. She has a degree in Fine Arts which she obtained from The University of the Witwatersrand and is currently at The Market Photo Workshop in the Advance programe. In 2014 and 2015 she was chosen as one of the Top 100 finalists as part of the Sasol New Signatures national art competition. Myburgh was also included in a group exhibition in 2015, “No Other Country” curated by Gabi Ngcobo at Goethe on Main.

 

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