Francois Knoetze is a performance artist, filmmaker, and sculptor, currently based in Cape Town. Knoetze’s practice explores the life cycles of discarded objects and the intersections of material and social histories. Using material waste as a medium, he creates elaborate sculptural suits that merge the human with the synthetic. Through the personification of objects that occur with the performance of the sculptural suits, Knoetze tries to bring into view the objectification of people.

You can read more about Francois’ work – check out the article presenting his recent film and research, Core Dump. Published on Digital Earth’s Medium page.

Francois Knoetze is featured in the Nyege Nyege x Digital Earth program. For more information about Digital Earth visit