Lakwena takes over Shoreditch Boxpark with UP IN THE AIR and BIG UP!
UP IN THE AIR
The immersice installation continues Lakwena's expoliration into the use of decoration in worship and myth-making. Here she juxtaposes a contemporary expression of the sacred with the intrinsically commercial and transient surroundings of BOXPARK re-appropriating a space synonymous with commerce and entertainment to create an intimate place of praise.
In her "box" unit #26 you can read the text "Throw your hands up in the air" painted across the walls and ceiling. The phrase "bow down" in large silver vinyl letters is on the floor. In the outdoor upstairs area of Box Park she has an outdoor installation with text that reads "Shout Out"