Water control gate, Katse Dam, 2015 Simon Gush. Courtesy of Stevenson
Water control gate, Katse Dam, 2015 Simon Gush. Courtesy of Stevenson

Relations between SA and Lesotho are described as "sometimes fraught, consistently complex". A new photographic and video exhibition by Simon Gush explores the displacement in and dependency of the two countries.

A film essay titled Invasion is a reenactment of a first-person account of
SA’s invasion of Lesotho in 1998 and the bombardment of the Katse Dam military base.

The name of the exhibition, The Island, is also the title of the central photographic essay, which explores work sites in Lesotho, work-wear factories, diamond mines and government offices.

Through the interplay of images, video and text, viewers are invited to see the country beyond perceptions of dependence and migration.

The Island by Simon Gush.
Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, until April 7

Victoria Hotel, central business district, Maseru, 2016. Simon Gush coutesy of Stevenson
Victoria Hotel, central business district, Maseru, 2016. Simon Gush coutesy of Stevenson

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