[ISEA2018] Artist Statement: Luyanda Zindela — Book of Nadine

Artist Statement Also Artist Talk

Other Realities sub-programme

The Book of Nadine explores the audial representation of Nadine Ross, a prominent black South African female character of the popular video game Uncharted 4, voiced by Laura Bailey, a white American voice actress. South African participants were invited to listen to short snippets of dialogue from the game, focusing on Nadine’s “South African” English accent, and were then invited to create and record fictional backstories explaining her accent. This project is a collection of those diverse voiced South African fictional narratives.

  • Born in 1991, Luyanda Zindela is a young artist who currently lives and works in Durban, South Africa. He completed his BTech Degree in Fine art in 2012 and is currently studying towards his Master’s Degree at the Durban University of Technology. Zindela was the recipient of the ABSA L’atelier Art Competition Merit Award in 2014, and became a fellow of the Ampersand Foundation’s artist’s-in-residency programme in New York in 2015. Zindela has also curated a number of notable exhibitions in South Africa, including the Change in the Narrative: Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award group exhibition. He specializes in drawing but his work spans a variety of different physical and digital media. behance.net/LuyandaZindela