These women defied the immeasurable odds of Western Imperialist and patriarchal forces that continue to influence access to silenced voices of Zimbabwe. The multi/dimensional power of a woman tapped into her indigeneity cannot be beaten.
Sound installation with speaker and LED lights. Dimensions variable. Duration: 09:05.
Installation views of Heroines Walk at Arts House, 2022.
Reuben Lewis: trumpet, pedals, field recordings
Adam Halliwell: electric percussion
Composed, recorded, mixed and produced by Reuben Lewis.
Tariro Mavondo is a multi-disciplinary storyteller, theatre maker, curator, cultural diversity and performance consultant, performance facilitator, based in Melbourne, working across performing arts, education, government, mental health, law enforcement and social justice. She graduated in 2011 from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts, and received the Irene Mitchell Award for excellence in her final year. Tariro has co-directed theatre productions that have been seen at the Malthouse Theatre and Arts Centre Melbourne. She was an Australian Poetry Slam National Finalist (2010) and State Finalist (2009), the founder and producer of Africa’s Got Talent (2013–2014) and a founding member of Still Waters African Women’s Storytelling Collective and Centre of Poetic Justice.
- Installation photos by Jody Haines.