Living sculpture: On a wing and a prayer

02 August 2016 - 10:43 By Mary Corrigall

When Sethembile Msezane heard that the contentious Rhodes statue was to be removed from the Cape Town University campus she dropped everything, jumped into a leotard and pair of stilettoes and made a beeline for the monument. She knew exactly what she was going to do; she had been working on a series of public performances designed to challenge white, male colonial figures and this seminal event presented her with the perfect opportunity to enact another one of her "living sculptures".

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