How do I break a cycle? A cycle of the unknown, of the hidden, a cycle of stains. How do I break a curse that has been passed down, generation to generation? I exhume it, I consume it and I expel it. I rewrite it, translate it, again and again, and again until that translation of a translation has changed into so- mething new, a new unknown – the eternal mother tongue. This is how to remove a stain of the blue dress.
Born 1991 in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Botha graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Arts, University of Cape Town in 2017. Botha is a video performance, sound and sculptural installation artist. Her work reflects on, examines and decon- struct her own experience of identity, place and belonging.