Akissi Beukman is an artist practising in both Grahamstown and Pretoria. She specializes in poetry, performance art, sound experimental art and painting. She is heavily influenced by notions of performativity in terms of gender and race and the politics that surround and influence her body. Her work has been exhibited during the National Arts Festival (2015- 2017) and will soon be exhibited during the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown at ‘Arts Lounge’ as part of the Arts of Africa and Global Souths research team.
Her work, in more detail, is an ode to the subaltern’s voice. A voice that needs to be heard for what it is as opposed to it being made palatable for white audiences and academia. She works with colloquiality and volatility, symbolizing the silencing and warping of the subaltern’s voice (her own voice). She hopes to start a project involving sound and expression and creating an experimental sound library as a collection of accessible voices from those most unheard.
She is part of the NRF SARChI programme and Arts of Africa and Global Souths research team (2018) at the UCKAR.
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