Light Shimmers Here

Libita Sibungu (1987 - )

graphite on paper

  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection

    Light Shimmers Here is part of Libita Sibungu's ongoing Spirit series, inspired by the description of spaces in Ben Okri’s novel Astonishing the Gods (1995), and shown at Narrative Projects, London (2019–20).

    British-Namibian Libita Sibungu’s solo and collaborative projects explore performance, print, text, and sound to reflect/refract containers of memory. She creates installations and poems that are immersive, visceral and disruptive; applying techniques in collage to build a polyphony of voices that reposition notions of marginalised and hidden histories to expose gaps in dominant colonial narratives.

  • About the artist
    British-Namibian artist Libita Sibungu studied Print & Digital Media at Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London (2006-09). She has exhibited and presented performances since 2016, with the solo exhibitions: ‘Quantum Ghost’, Gasworks, London and Spike Island, Bristol (2019); and ‘I’m not injuries are healed now but I still don’t remember things’, Cabaret Voltaire, Switzerland (2019). Her work was included in the Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale (2017). Selected awards include: Developing Your Creative Practice, Arts Council England Fund, (2019-2020); Freelands Foundation Programme in association with Gasworks (2018-19); and Triangle Network Fellowship, Bagfactory, Johannesburg (2018).
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    Light Shimmers Here
    graphite on paper
    Purchased from the artist March 2021, through the Art XUK project 2020-21
    The artist; from whom purchased by UK Government Art Collection, 31 March 2021
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