South African award-winning artist and self-taught photographer, Lindeka Gloria Qampi, recently featured her unique poem and video titled Into My Heart at the ANON. Pop Up Art Show launch in Observatory, Cape Town.
In 2006, Lindeka joined a group of photographers known as Iilso Labantu, becoming a self-taught street photographer. Lindeka’s work focusses on what daily township life is like in South Africa, particularly in Khayelitsha where she has lived since her teens.
In 2015 Lindeka wrote the poem for her late mother and created a video of her photography stills for it. Her poem and other photographic work have since featured at Erdmann Contemporary Cape Town Art Fair and the Pride & Loss, Jenkins Johnson Gallery in Brooklyn.
More recently, Lindeka put a unique installation together for ANON. Pop Up Art Show with handmade dolls for the exhibition, to add to her video exhibit of Into My Heart.
Sarah Jayne Fell, curator and founder, ANON. featured about 35 artists at the art show themed by Virginia Woolf’s famous words, ‘For most of history, Anonymous was a woman’.
The show featured live performances by Mamello Makhetha and Anonymous as well as work from Sir Zanele Muholi, Mariëtte Kotzé and many others.
Take a look at Lindeka Qampi’s ‘Into My Heart’ poem below.
Images: Lindeka Qampi