Civilisation Box

When Descartes announced “I think, therefore I am”, rationalist ideas of the Enlightenment raised human consciousness above the body, the world, and even God. Pure reason gave amazing powers to humans – science yielded the secret of the philosophers stone (nuclear power), and the power of capitalism yielded the power control nature (divine power). Civilisation…

Maxim Machine Gun

This is a model of a possible installation. It comes from my research into the colonisation of Africa, in particular, colonisation forced on Africa by military violence. Most of this research was done on Wikipedia. I was born in Zimbabwe, during the civil war for independence. I was taught that the British were brave soldiers…

2.5 minutes to midnight

In the mid 1970’s when I used to listen to punk on the radio, it was “seven minutes to midnight, and I’m angry and Im cold”. Ronald Regan was in charge of policing the world. Now, it’s 2.5 minutes to midnight, and Trump is in charge. This “doomsday clock” is another good example of how…

Democracy Bomb

A response to my learning that 2,600 people, including civilians have been killed by drone strikes in Asia and Africa, under the instruction of Democratic President Barack Obama. There people have been killed without any defense or legal representation. It’s not right. And unfortunately, it seems to be the ‘price’ of bringing democracy to these…

My first MA student show 10 January 2017

10 December 2017. A private show for us MA students to show and discuss our work in a private space at the University of Brighton. My main concerns are: in the macro vision, violence and lack of empathy in our world; and on the micro level, mind/body/world, a response to the rationalist or Cartesian “mind…