MADEYOULOOK is a Johannesburg based interdisciplinary artist collaborative between Molemo Moiloa and Nare Mokgotho. The works of MADEYOULOOK take as their point of departure everyday black practices that have either been historically overlooked or deemed inconsequential. These works encourage a re-observation of and de-familiarisation with the everyday of urban South African life.
In reworking and interrupting how we view ordinary black lived-experiences and the everyday, we are 'made to re-look' and question societal relations. Since 2009, the works of MADEYOULOOK have considered subjects such as models of memorialisation of histories and oral traditions, black love and urban public space, forms and hierarchies of knowledge creation and dissemination, and the socialities of land and relationships with plant life.
Their residency was a unique artistic gathering initiating the two-year artistic research project Waterways, which sonically explores the complexities of waterways and bodies of water. Through this gathering of voices, knowledges, and experiences, the project aims to challenge mainstream environmentalist narratives and to facilitate new resonances between otherwise seemingly disconnected localities. Waterways is a collective exploration with SONIC TOMORROW, MADEYOULOOK, Sakiya, and Zeren Oruc.
Back to Top