The Video work Disruptive Pattern by Sandra Mujinga is also about camouflage. It is based on an improvised movement sequence by dancer Amie Mbye which has been digitally alienated and overwritten by Mujinga. Mbye’s dancing body is reduced to a surface of water and the music she is dancing to is not heard. In the foreground, amorphous patterns appear repeatedly, extending three-dimensionally into the picture depth and resembling early screensavers. Mujinga based these abstracted forms on video material of movements of her hand. Her digital, fluid sculptures represent a potential strategy for Mujinga to be both disguised and visible in times of digital surveillance. The comparison of external and self-perception is a recurring theme in the work of the multimedia artist, DJ and photographer.
About the artist
Sandra Mujinga is an artist and musician. In her video installations and performances she questions the construction of identity and the relation between bodily and digital self. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Grüner Salon in Berlin (2018), Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta (2018), Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo (2017), and Julia Stoschek Collection in Düsseldorf (2016). She lives in Berlin and Oslo.