Lungiswa Nqunta: Sleep in Witness

Henry Moore Foundation – 2022

Lungiswa Gqunta (b. 1990) is a South African sculptor who works across installation, performance and printmaking. Her work traces the intangible world of dreams as a space of learning where extraordinary, overlooked and discredited places of knowledge are illuminated.

We used as screenshot of her video work Gathering for the campaign. In it Lungiswa Gqunta recalls the domestic act of folding sheets with maternal figures on a Sunday afternoon. As a child, this act became a time to access knowledge for the artist.

Image credit: Lungiswa Gqunta, Gathering 5.11.19 #1 2019.
Courtesy the artist and WHATIFTHEWORLD
Animation by Min Young Lim