London-based artist Margot Bowman shares photos and sketches of her travels through the lush Southeast African country of Mozambique. Thanks to a South African parent, Bowman has always felt an affinity to Africa and more recently this has been reflected in her work. Last March Bowman created the interactive installation See Saw for Diesel+Edun, and this project became the catalyst for her trip. "So many amazing videos were submitted, from Johannesburg to Cote d'Ivoire, showing me the diverse magic of Africa. Everything was shot on mobile phones. The footage was so amazing I had to see more for myself", she explains. Bowman spent three weeks traveling along the coast between Maputo and Vilancolous. Her favorite experience was celebrating Independence Day at a village pub between the beachside towns of Tofo and Inhambane. "The local Pandza music was so good and we danced and danced in an outdoor pub with amazing murals on the wall", the artist recalls. Bowman's exclusive edit for KISUA captures market scenes, quiet costal stretches and stolen moments reminiscent of an idyllic African adventure.
Images: Margot Bowman