Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro: A History On Lateness
Thursday 11 July, 6-8pm
Part of the Work in Common Summer Residencies, 1 – 31 July 2019.
A visual and sonic lecture-performance on the practice of speaking with ghosts, bringing to light stories of women entangled in colonial and post-colonial experiences through the narrative of science-fiction writing and film.
The performance reveals how the words of the mothers of Négritude were illegally recycled by German feminist writers after the 60s, and how popular feminist writing of the 19th century marked the domestication of language of forest parrots in Western Africa.
Free to attend and everyone is welcome.
About the artist
Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro merges installations, sonic radio, live art performances, film, and archives. Her work analyses processes of power and fictions in historical archives critically engaging in migrational struggles. She creates environments for untold narratives of resistance movements by African women and indigenous communities. Sedimented in narratives are testimonies of sonic nature archives, queering ecologies and postcolonial feminist experiences towards new monuments, reacting to the different tones of societies shared between delusions and ritual. She brings new investigations about the architectures of racisms in cities, the archeologies of urban spaces & economies of tradition systems by exposing the limitations of technologies as functional memory records.
She is the recipient of several awards including Fondation Blachère & Afrique Soleil Mali for Best Artist Dakar Biennale (2012), IASPIS Swedish Arts Council (2018), Arts Council England (2016), Goethe Institut (2016) and many more.