Publication details [#10593]

Tanguy, Sarah. 2007. Ledelle Moe: Collapse. Multimodal communication: theoretical and empirical research 26 (2) : 22–27. 6 pp.


In interview, the South African sculptor Ledelle Moe discusses her work. She outlines her career to date, noting her constant use of metaphor, the changing intensity with which she discusses political ideas in her works, and explaining why despite having lived in the U.S.A. for over a decade, the primary context of her work remains in South Africa. She compares 'Thrust' (2003; col. illus.), 'Memorial (Collapse)' (2005; col. illus.), and 'Congregation' (2003), explains that her decision to depict the subjects of her portraits with closed eyes reflects her desire that they should not be confrontational, outlines her technique including her use of preliminary drawings, explains her choice of concrete as a material, her idea of the memorial, and notes her affinity with German Expressionist artists, and the influence of William Kentridge on her work. (LLBA, Accession Number 00496884, (c) CSA [2008]. All rights reserved.)