Natasha Vally, University of Cape Town

New Orleans 2019: Playing / crafting

Relief printing is used as a creative way to make and reproduce artwork and posters. In the South African anti-apartheid struggle, the process played a significant role in making and disseminating political materials in the absence of expensive printing machinery and tools.

Alongside my own artwork, I use linocut to make political posters for organisations that are then digitally edited and reproduced. My work asks about the politics of reproduction using manual printing in an era where digital printing methods are ubiquitous.