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AVOID
Exhibition 9 February–13 April 2018
Installation photograph from Unathi Mkonto’s interactive installation ‘AVOID’ on A4’s ground floor. Detachable strips of velcro line the white walls and hang from ceiling bars where participants can re-configure them around the space.
Installation view: Unathi Mkonto’s AVOID, February 9, 2018–April 13, 2018. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
Title AVOID Dates 9 February–13 April 2018 Location Reading Room Tagline An interactive installation by artist in residence Unathi Mkonto. Credits

Artist:
Unathi Mkonto

Production:
francis burger

AVOID emerges from material experiments conducted by Unathi Mkonto during his residency at A4 (29 January–28 February 2018). Exploring ways of bringing his drawing practice into three dimensions while concurrently manipulating these same materials towards wearable structures, Mkonto offers an interactive installation in A4's Reading Room.

Constituted by strips of velcro, participants are encouraged to re-configure the space by disconnecting and reconnecting these wall-mounted and hanging lines.

The residency and the resulting installation form part of More for Less, the concurrent exhibition in A4's Gallery.

Process photograph from Unathi Mkonto’s residency on A4’s top floor. Multiple overlapping charcoal and pen drawings on a sheet of paper depict potential artworks and exhibition layouts.
Process: Unathi Mkonto’s AVOID, February 9, 2018–April 13, 2018. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
Process photograph from Unathi Mkonto’s interactive installation ‘AVOID’ on A4’s ground floor. At the back, strips of black velcro are arranged along the white wall. At the front, Mkonto stands looking downward.
Process: Unathi Mkonto’s Wearables, February 24, 2018. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
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