In the lead up to COP26, CIRCA is dedicating their global art and culture platform to a month-long public investigation of the urgent question ‘WHERE DO WE GO FROM NOW?’, featuring key responses from artists, writers, thinkers and various cultural leaders. The project harnesses today’s global moment of unpredictable flux to propose routes toward more inclusive, more creative and fairer societies, placing a focus on the shared “now” of this unique post-crisis moment, rather than the divided “here” of our individual circumstances.
Find out about today's artist response to ‘WHERE DO WE GO FROM NOW?’ below.
Cassi Namoda (b. 1988, Maputo, Mozambique) is a painter and performance artist who explores the intricacies of social dynamics and mixed cultural and racial identity. Capturing scenes of everyday life, from mundane moments to life-changing events, Namoda paints a vibrant and nuanced portrait of post-colonial Mozambique within an increasingly globalised world.
“The found archival image is from the 1992 Senegalese film adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s Swiss German satirical tragicomedy play “the visit” Hyenas from director Djibril Diop Mambety. I choose this image because of the subtext when the main character Linguere Ramatou makes a public announcement to the village of Colobane offering a disturbing proposition. an embittered woman , this feel relevant as in my work I tend to use the lens of tragicomedy- which is very appealing and embrace Afropessimism as a central subject.” – Cassi Namoda