`THE BODIES WE TELL ́ presents eleven international artists from the field of perfor- mance art and body based practice to complement the live programme of the RAVY Festival 2014 in Yaoundé.
In the last decade contemporary performance art has become an important field of action for many African artists and RAVY is only one of a growing scene of festivals and events on the continent. The exhibition tries to map the diversity of forms and the connections between performative practices and artists from Africa, Europe and the US.
Curated by Martin Baasch
JELILI ATIKU (Nigeria)
HERVÉ YAMGUEN (Cameroon)
MARCIO CARVALHO (Portugal) DENNIS FESER (Germany) WURA-NATASHA OGUNJI (US/Nigeria) CHRISTIAN ETONGO (Cameroon) ZIERLE & CARTER (UK)
ADEOLA OLAGUNJU (Nigeria)
JOHAN THOM (South Africa)
CHRISS AGHANA NWOBU (Nigeria) BJÖRN DRENKWITZ (Germany)
Five positions of contemporary African art curated by Martin Baasch.
FUTURE REFLEXIONS assembles five contem- porary artists whose works are based on live art and body based practices and deal with images, stereotypes and visions of Africa today. They use various ways to undermine the expectations that might exist towards African art and stage joyful games, colourful masquerades and absurd affir- mations of their supposed otherness. The works which have been shot all around the globe, from the US to Korea, from Paris to Nairobi are challen- ging common parameters of cultural heritage, belonging and identity. Using pop visuals and video clip aesthetics, the works seem to be quite accessible on first hand but deeply question a globalized “western” gaze towards the represen- tation of cultural belonging.
Bobb Muchiri (KE) Wura-Natasha Ogunji (US) Jelili Atiku (NG) Dennis Feser (DE) Jim Chuchu (KE)
BEHAVIOUR 2014 The Arches ́ festival of live performance
The Arches Glasgow 253 Argyle St Glasgow G2 8DL, UK www.thearches.co.uk
VERTICAL DISTRACTION will be part of Shortfilmweek Regensburg´s special programm “Soundlab”. This year´s festival theme focusses relationships between movies and music, which may become quite experimental as the programm “Soundlab” proves.
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