April - June — Visual Arts
Georgia Munnik is a visual artist from Johannesburg. She graduated with an MFA from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, Norway in 2015. Munnik returned from Norway in 2017, where she lived and practiced as an artist and is currently based in Johannesburg. Munnik works between the fields of visual arts, curating, writing, pedagogy and queer social activism.
Her practice is primarily concerned with performing broken moments in official languages. Currently, Munnik’s research interests are on immigrant-descended youth culture, dialects, and how to transcribe these languages while maintaining their integrity.
Munnik explains: “For this project, I propose to collaborate with young speakers of coded languages, developed in and around urban spaces in Switzerland. I want to develop a project for transcribing youth vernaculars collaboratively, which should reflect the nature of code-switching as a practice: something which cannot be fixed and mutates depending on its environment.”