Describing himself as a “lightworker and creative director,” Sekhukhuni addresses the interplay between consumption and identity within a South African and global context. He looks at the ways we negotiate systems of technology, commodification, and belief, using a range of media, including video, sculpture, and the internet. He researches the rational and speculative ideas we use to navigate a world of rapid social and technological change.
Sekhukhuni’s exhibition at Foxy Production includes both new and recent painting, drawing, video, and sculpture. He will present his Dream Diary series that he describes as “primarily conversations that I have with myself about the nature of a collective consciousness.” He will also show Consciousness Engine 2: absentblackfatherbot (2013), a two-screen interactive video based on his last conversation with his father; a large improvised battery that will be used to illuminate a series of drawings; and an earth, metal, and wood installation, a “frequency bath,” combining physics, therapeutics, and land art.
Sekhukhuni is a founding member of the “tech-health artist group” NTU and has worked with the digital art collective, the CUSS Group. His most recent project is a “visual culture bank and research gang” called Open Time Coven, which investigates “emergent technologies and repressed African spiritual philosophies.”