Sarogua Mourning (2011)

Single channel video, 11mins 37secs.

In 2011, Zina went on to make Sarogua Mourning, a video installation that confronted her inability to mourn her father’s death and explored her dissatisfaction with the Western mourning rites she found herself having to draw on. For the piece, Zina took on the role of a professional mourner and invented her own mourning praxis. She shaved her head and attempted a mourning performance for her camera, engaging with the lens as much as she could. Sarogua Mourning was first shown at Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town as part of the What We Talk About When We Talk About Love group show and is currrently showing at The Pulitzer Foundation in St Louis as part of The Progress of Love exhibition until April 20th. The video is also on show at Cokkie Snoei Gallery in Rotterdam from 24th Feb to 4th April 2013.