The history of slavery in Mozambique exists as a somewhat hidden side of the country's colonial past. One that artist Euridice Getulio Kala feels is under represented in both history books and daily conversation. Sea (E)scapes follows part of a journey that traces the route of the slave ship, Sao Jose Paquete Africa, from Lisbon, Portugal to Nampula in Mozambique where 500 slaves boarded, having journeyed from the then capital Ilha de Moçambique, to where the ship met it's fate off the coast of Cape Town. The artist uncovers hidden truths about and pays homage to the fragmented nations of Sofala, Inhambane and Nampula while remaining conscious that the Sao Jose Paquete Africa was one of many ships that met the same fate during this time global exploration and expansion.
Sea (E)scapes is included in Infecting the City 2017 as a result of support from the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) and a University of Cape Town Fellowship, Fundo Para o Desenvolvimento Artistico e Cultural (FUNDAC) and the Instituto Camoes, Maputo-Moçambique.