Lungiswa Gqunta, Lituation (2018), mixed media installation
This installation seeks to interpret the garden as a stratified space complete with stories, sacred rituals, and memory. Our relationship to the land is tied to exploitative work but also to a sense of transcendence. In her installations, she uses familiar and domestic objects, which, when combined, become weaponry: beer bottles filled with petrol turn into weapons that suggest mobilization and acts of resistance.
The installation is composed of glass bottles and unleaded petrol which cover the entire floor of the Gymnasium in the Botanical Garden.