A Return to Elsewhere is a collaboration between Kalpesh Lathigra (UK) and Thabiso Sekgala (SA) to develop work within communities in two primary locations, Marabastad and Laudium, in South Africa and Brighton, in the UK. Exploring understandings of belonging, histories, silences, memory and loss; it creates narratives, and raises questions, around truth and fiction and notions of connect and disconnect.
This creates a unique experience with every visit; relating image, archival material and text through a series of metadata. It explores the themes and associations raised, providing new opportunities to make different connections on each visit, both personal and presented.
A Return to Elsewhere is co-commissioned by the British Council Connect ZA programme with Photoworks, Market Photo Workshop and The Space for Brighton Photo Biennial 2014 and the Joburg Photo Umbrella in a show at Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg. The project is part of SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015 which is partnership between the Department of Arts & Culture, South Africa and the British Council.