Bridget Modema, a sculptor based in Tshwane, fuses glass and steel to interpret the unseen, the intangible world that permeates our immediate world. Initially trained as a glass artist at Tshwane University of Technology Fine and Applied Arts, she apprenticed at Lothar Böttchier’s Obsidian Glass where she was exposed to sculpture. When she turned professional she was mentored by the renowned sculptor Guy du Toit. Our conversation illuminates her artistic journey thus far and her thematic preoccupations.
Searching for Utopia In a Youniverse with the Art Box Gallery curator Will Roux
Featured work at the Artbox
Many thanks to Mme Bridget Modema for agreeing to be interviewed for this interception. I could not have found a better moment than this one. I would also like to thank Mr. Etienne van Zyl and Mr. Will Roux of the Artbox Gallery, Monument Park, for opening their doors to me to access Searching for Utopia in a Youniverse Exhibition.
© Mmutle Arthur Kgokong, 2021
+All images featured on this site have been used with permission of the artist and may not be re-used without consent of the artist. **Graphics for the blog post teaser poster is property of Mmutle Arthur Kgokong.
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*Original portrait photo of Bridget Modema by Elaine Huang, Maiz Photography.
List of figures
Figure 1. Bridget Modema. Law of Octaves (2021). Building material and recycled glass with LED. Image, courtesy of the artist.
Figure 2. Figure 2. Bridget Modema with Will Roux (Curator & Framer, The Artbox)
To reference this text & audio documentation please cite:
Kgokong, M.A. 2021. Intraparadox: An Interview with Bridget Modema, A Vehicle of Frequencies & Vibrations.Dun3s&IrieAmbientMIX. intraparadox-an-interview-with-bridget-modema-a-vehicle-of-frequencies–vibrations