Zayd Menk is a Zimbabwean interdisciplinary artist primarily working within sculpture and installation. Menk’s practice attempts to dissect and reveal the imperceptible characteristics of the perpetually proliferating technological environment, its overall omnipresent force, and our social cultures attempting to cope with it.
Central conceptual underpinnings to his work examine a myriad of matters concerning the stains of technological progress. The tangents are vast and innumerable—questionable ethics in mining, labour, planned obsolescence, consumer agency and the right to repair, ecological impacts and exploitation digital data.
Menk uses electronic waste as his primary material, creating landscapes, satirical devices that perform arbitrary tasks, and interactive installations.
His Latest Piece “[4.3.2‽</>_-⨅⨼” is part of the fourth major iteration of an evolving installation where he modifies and “fixes” defunct electronic waste—adding, removing, and altering various components.
Menk’s practice has been featured in CNN’s Great Big Story, Designboom, Hypebeast, Aesthetica Magazine, My Modern Met, Cochin Herald, and Google’s Instagram page.