whatsherface #18: Onyeka Igwe - We Need New Names

November 4, 2017

 

 

On the day following the burial the ceremony of ozu-olu begins. The signal for this is the appearance twice a day (morning and evening) of the maw-afia.

 

Onyeka Igwe is an artist, filmmaker, programmer and researcher. Her practice is dominated by a preoccupation with the physical body and geographical place as sites of cultural and political meaning. She uses dance, voice, archive and text in her non-fiction video work to create structural figure of eights, exposing a multiplicity of narratives both within and beyond these sites. Onyeka's works have shown at the V&A; Nuit Blanche, Toronto; Guildhall Art Gallery, London; Internationale Kurtzfilmtage Wintherthur, Edinburgh Artist Moving Image, and Hamburg film festivals.

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