Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12:30 pm
VCU Student Commons Theater: 907 Floyd Ave. Richmond, VA
Sponsored by the VCU department of Sculpture + Extended Media and VCU’s Institute of Contemporary Art.
Dineo Seshee bopape was born in 1981, on a Sunday. If she were ghanain, her name would be akosua/akos for short. During the same year of her birth, the Brixton riots took place; two people were injured when a bomb exploded in a Durban shopping center; bobby sands dies; 100 were killed during riots in Cassablanca; mtv is launched; the boeing 767 makes its first air flight; umkonto we sizwe performs numerous underground assaults against the apartheid state. princess Di’ of Britain marries charles; bob Marley dies; apartheid SA invades Angola; AIDS is identified/ created/named; salman rushdie releases his book “midnight’s children”; Winnie mandela’s banishment orders are renewed for another 5 years; in the region of her birth- her paternal grandmother dies affected by dementia; people cried and people laughed… The world’s population was at around 4.529 billion… today she(bopape) is 1 amongst 7 billion – occupying multiple intersecting adjectives.