Biters- Larry Achiampong and David Blandy performed as part of Africa Utopia, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London
14th September 2014
Video pieces and sonic experiments by emerging artists working in Africa and the diaspora.
Conceived as part of Africa Utopia 2014, this project draws from the notion of utopia as a concept allowing the reinvention of an African experiences, memories and narratives both from an individual and collective perspective. It also aims at grounding new media arts as a contemporary practice in Africa, and places artistic innovations from the continent in the immediate present.
The artists featured include Larry Achiampong (UK/Ghana) and David Blandy (UK); Nirveda Alleck (Mauritius); Younes Baba-Ali (Morocco/Belgium); Em’Kal Eyongakpa (Cameroon); Cecilia Ferreira (South Africa); Chido Johnson (Zimbabwe/US), and Laura Nsengiyumva (Belgium/Rwanda).
Digital Africa is dedicated to the memory of leading Malian video artist Bakary Diallo (1979-2014) who passed away in the Air Algérie tragedy on 24 July.
This display is conceived by Christine Eyene, curator and Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary Art, University of Central Lancashire.
Friday 12 – Sunday 14 September 2014