[237120, A2] Wk 5: Task 1 – Visual Literacy Discussion

In his TED Talk on ‘The Power to Tell the Difference: Visual Literacy in a Visual Age,’ Don
Levy discusses – among other topics –

Scramble for Africa (2003)- Yinka Shonibare

Installation: “The Scramble for Africa” (2003) by Yinka Shonibare MBE 

the need for an anchor in the world. This anchor refers to a grounded base in reality, in the face of an onslaught of visual influence from media culture presenting a false reality. This relates to my visual text entitled ‘The Scramble for Africa’ by Yinka Shonibare MBE. The piece utilises historical fact in his work as an anchor – an undisputed truth on which he projects his interpretation – thereby achieving the balance Levy discusses between fact and fiction.


Works Cited:

  • Shonibare, Yinka. Scramble for Africa. The Pinell Collection, Dallas, Texas. Installation.