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.)
Her latest work was Flowers Embroidered on the Strings of Vintage Rackets and Other Thread Artworks!