NWU Gallery - Online exhibition - Sethembiso Zulu - 'Ikhaya likaMoya / That which binds us / ukunxusa'
Tuesday, 7 July 2020
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Artist and documentary photographer Sethembiso Zulu in his exploration of his spiritual connection to the Zion Christian Church presents Ikhaya Lika Moya 2019. A Healer and all-round creative person, he uses his photography to educate and inform people about the journeys he and many other people choose into Zion Churches. His work navigates through rituals, performances, symbols and sermons conducted at the Nancefield Hostel in Soweto.
Zulus work is deeply autobiographical tied to his calling as a healer, the Zion church is part of his ancestral calling. He says, “In 2005, two months after I left initiation training, I was led to the church where I felt I didn’t need to apologise for my spirituality!”
The church became a place of refuge and healing for the artist, he continued to be an active member of the church to this day. His interactions with the church and its members informed his photographic explorations into Ikhaya Lika Moya.