A living project for “fantastic Africa“ 2021 Marseille, France
An installation gesture provoked by world pandemics, the spirit of neHanda and the desire to occupy white cubes, black boxes, grand operas, open vistas, clubs, digital freeways, stadiums etc etc..
Afternow - answers the question asked every artists - what now ?
Afternow - rescues the artifacts of past works and refuses the death which visits many objects, ideas, artifacts, post live events..
Afternow allows these underperforming works to continue to agitate and provoke liveness beyond the human body.
At 54 years of age, defining what my work and my life has me at this far is both awkward and humbling. To say I have been driven by the fact of my birth as a British colonial subject, shaped Rhodesian eduction as well as anti Rhodesian ideals espoused in the liberation and independence experience would be an understatement. What does drive me is knowing that my life has differed significantly form that of mothers and her mother before her. What drives me is a desire to make work that a “post independence generation” can READ as contributing to world making (remaking). Work that is unapologetic in its desire for justice and freedom that moves beyond diagnosis of the colonial body towards a prognosis of the colonial body...
The materials gathered include:
Afropromo #1 King Lady (2016) directed by nora chipaumire, edited by Alla Kovgan
#punk (2019) by Ari Marcopoulos
Arias (2021) with Mieke Ulfig
WifmZifm radio opera (2021) conceived by us, with us, for us : audio treatment by Franz Schuette at Nadel Eins Studio Berlin
Radio opera Player - web development and design by Sara Bento de Castro
"SoundShitsytem" - designed by Ari Marcopoulos with Kara Walker and Matthew Jackson Studio