Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

The possibility of everything curated by Dominique Fontaine

The problem of beauty, 2009

Suitable for all ages

The problem of beauty, 2009

Dineo Seshee Bopape - Johannesburg, South Africa

Video Installation

" ultra cosmic journey through the sublime...a kaleidoscopic, cosmic space, face, body, space and sound are torn apart, fractured, in an ecstatic and orgasmic 'party' of light, colour and sound, both the images and sound are loud and disparate, displaced, empty and full, made alien yet familiar in this vast video space by their isolations from their referents (and/or wholes...vignettes of fractured spaces) then further juxtaposed to create a feeling of both awe and anxiety and dysphoria...what begins as a grounded space begins to shatter beautifully and kaleidoscopically fractured in sublime space, shards of image and sound collide and dance...the motifs and the visual language are influenced by Rastafarian pop imagery, other religious pop + low-fi video aesthetics and the graphic work of South African graphic designer Sthembiso Shibe and on space and on the Serengeti wild reserve."

The video includes images of the artist and her cosmic twin sister Sivu.

Dineo Seshee Bopape (b. 1981, South Africa) completed her MFA at Columbia University, New York in 2010. Bopape is a finalist in the 2014-2015 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Her work has been shown in national and international exhibitions. Her recent shows include Ruffnek Constructivists at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; The Lightning Speed of the Present, Boston University College of Fine Arts; the 12th Biennale of Lyon, Meanwhile... Suddenly, and Then, and My Joburg, La Maison Rouge, Paris.


253 Spadina Avenue (Parking garage ramp at Grange Avenue)

This project is outdoors.