SOIL(ED) | UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA | 2016
Soil(ed) is Kirsten Lilford's first group exhibition at during her MFA degree at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.
My master's area of research is centred in and on suburbia within the context of South Africa. I reference collage or the ‘cut out’ and construct my own suburban scenes in order to investigate outdated notions of white aspiration and the ideological constrainment of women’s domestication. I then engage these ideas further by making paintings that employ and modify my collage-style domestic scenes. In my research, I situate myself as a subject within suburbia as I was born and brought up in Constantia, an upper middle-class suburb of Cape Town.
Kirsten Lilford, 2016