David Krut Podcast | Pebofatso Mokoena – Internal Probes: Reading a Body


Pebofatso Mokoena – Internal Probes: Reading a Body | Listening Time | 10 min

In this podcast episode, David Krut Podcast host Britt Lawton spoke to Pebofatso Mokoena in a remote interview considering the early closure of his solo exhibition titled Internal Probes (Open 27 February 2020). The gallery was closed in accordance with the national lock down order from the South African government in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, yet the exhibition remained open online via our Artsy exhibition page.

Here, Pebofatso Mokoena speaks about ideas of reading a body – be it a body of artworks or a human body – in a particular context. Pebofatso considers how different interpretations of his artwork can be made by viewers based on their own understanding and rational comparisons. He also elaborates on the conceptual influence of his residency in Tehran in 2018.

Pebofatso Mokoena. Detail from Early Morning Super Models, 2020.

The podcast episode image is a detail from Mokoena’s artwork Early Morning Super Models, 2020 which poses relevant questions in reflecting on South Africa’s national shutdown, “Stay at home or leave?”

Look out for the David Krut Workshop DO-IT-AT-HOME kids’ activity, posted on our social media platforms on 3 April 2020. Pebofatso Mokoena, Master Printer Jillian Ross and Printer Sarah Hunkin will show you how to make your own flying spacecrafts from home. This activity includes step-by-step photos for you and your child, inspired by Mokoena’s individual style and mark making. Check out our instagram and Facebook pages @DavidKrutProjects

Take a listen to Pebofatso Mokoena in an earlier episode of the David Krut Podcast below.

Podcast episode hosted and produced by Britt Lawton. The David Krut Podcast is a production of David Krut Projects. For more information, please visit our website www.davidkrutprojects.com and Facebook / Instagram @Davidkrutprojects