Embroidery on a tennis racket by Clough Danielle
Daniel Clough from South Africa, has created a series of embroidery on a tennis racket, but not only that.
As a photographer – designer – vj – embroiderer, Danielle Clough has lived a life forever bound to the hyphen.
Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa (and referred to as “Dee” by those who know her because they know she hates the name ‘Dani’), Clough completed her studies in art direction and graphic design at The Red and Yellow School before embarking on a career in visual art, digital design and thing-making.
Her combined interest in visual art, music and South African street culture scene led to an experimental stint turned niche gig creating visuals for live music events. Using the stage name Fiance Knowles, Dee has performed with local DJ artists Haezer, PH Fat, Los Tacos, Amy Ayanda and internationals acts such as the Allah Las, Apashe, Cid Rim, and Black Sun Empire. She has played a bunch of music festivals you’ve probably never heard of if you’re over 45 and your primary music listening preference is Jazz (If not, see: Rocking the Daisies, Grietfest, Synergy, CTEMF, Nuworld Fest.)
When she is not VJing (which is not what you think), Dee is doing digital design work for local companies (Media24, Mama Money); creating erotic, emoji, and pet-themed needlework; lending her voice to local radio shows (Assembly Radio, Bush Radio ); creating custom book covers (Modjaji Books); and working as a contributing photographer for various local and international media.
A House and Leisure Rising Star and one of the Superbalist’s Top 100 young creatives of 2015, Dee has been profiled in Elle, The Lake, VISI and We-Are-Awesome, while her work has been published in Rolling Stone, Cape Times, Mercedes Benz Life, 10and5 and featured in various exhibitions across the country. She currently works, plays and bikes in Cape Town.