Kopano Ya Noka (Where the River Meets)

CCAC #: 0647
Artwork title: Kopano Ya Noka (Where the River Meets)
Artist(s): Neo Diseko
Lilly Oosthuizen
Year made: 2017
Artwork type: Video
Medium: Animated film
Video art duration: 1:34
Source: Donated by the artists
Year acquired: 2023
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On public display

The artists relate this work to the Natives Land Act of 1913, land dispossession and the ongoing societal divides caused by racist spatial planning. Joburg’s impoverished Alexandra township is depicted alongside wealthy suburbs. A river runs through a damaged environment, yet speaks to humanity’s deep interconnectedness and a shared fate.

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