THERO MAKEPE’S CONSTRUCTED LAYERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Primarily using ‘constructed’ photography in his work, the Cape Town-based creative Thero Makepe is actively interested in exploring and highlighting ideas of memory, nostalgia and legacies of colonialism.

For this, he strives to go beyond the standard practices of his medium. In a conversation about his visual process, Makepe speaks about his artistic preoccupations, past and future projects, perceptions of heroism and the choice to fuse sound art and publishing in his latest book, Fly Machine/Mogaka.