A GAZE THROUGH THE LENS OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN PERFORMANCE, part of CONTEMPORARY AFRICA ON SCREEN at the South London Gallery
Friday 25 March 2011, 7pm, Free
South London Gallery
65 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UH
This event includes a live performance by Nathalie Mba Bikoro and a series of films relating to performance, including the premiere of Ato Malinda’s film, Fertile, as well as works by Lerato Shadi and Ingrid Mwangi.
Mba Bikoro is a French-Gabonese interdisciplinary artist based in London whose practice focuses on performance through body excavation, film and African vocals. Her work examines issues of human rights and cultural identity. Malinda is based in Nairobi, Kenya and previously worked in Europe and North America. Her practice spans performance, video and painting and she is particularly interested in exploring issues of identity in relation to African art through a video and performance practice. The event is followed by a presentation by Mba Bikoro and an open discussion.
This event is part of CONTEMPORARY AFRICA ON SCREEN, curated by Jennifer Bajorek, Goldsmiths, University of London, and the South London Gallery in partnership with Juma Bah, Community Action Southwark
Supported by the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange / Goldsmiths, University of London / Community Action Southwark / Arts Council England / Southwark Council