Lovestrung is an installation of new works on paper by Dineo Bopape, which were produced in 2008 during her residency at the Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam. She explains that the works are the result of “post break up stress – drawings, personal anecdotes, notes, letters, questions and statements. They are angry, dreamy, playful, bitchy, quiet and loud and are about desire, lust, anger, intimacy and fantasy.”
The texts in the drawings originate mainly from the song 'love strung' by teen heartthrob Justin Timberlake (‘those special lights seem to come from everywhere ... those special lights seem to cause a glare ...’) while others are her own personal lines. The stories in the drawings seemingly circulate within each other; each drawing referring to another, either in line, colour or text. The drawings are of lights, bubbles, bodies, trans-gender animals, and lights strung out across thin lines.