Ivy Kalungi MA Fine Art

The impact of Ivy Kalungi’s upbringing allowed her to explore ideas around migration, identity construction and symbolism which developed her own personal philosophy. Because of the duality of this diasporic selfhood, She has found herself  in a condition of persistent hybridity, a constant oscillation between cultures, regions, and identities.

Kalungi’s Mother, Daughter, Sister and Kisenso piece’s reflect on memory, cultural mapping and human lives.The arrangement of elements is symbolic of an unconscious strong pyramid like hierarchy that can similarly be found in one of a family. 

There is a bodily archive of histories and languages that we carry in the flesh, this reflects in the reconstitution of the three legged metal  piece.The flesh ( mother, daughter, sister ) comprises of layers of attenuated meaning, made to fit a particular historical order.