Portrait Sandra Mujinga

Operate in the Dark

"The performers were only momentarily visible through the rays of cellphone camera flashes, which, also thanks to a mirror on one side of the room, created spatial confusion for the audience. Inspired by the reported phenomenon of African elephants transitioning to become nocturnal in order to avoid poaching by humans, the piece proposes darkness as a space of resistance and survival for bodies that are preyed upon."

– This text appears in Spike Art Quarterly #56. You can buy it in our online shop –