Jogja – Lagos
In today’s globalised world, digital technologies and moving images can be used as the language to stimulate debate about urban life and public space. The project ‘JOGJA – LAGOS: Changing Cities – Shifting Spaces’ wishes to explore such dynamics in a video art workshop. It is part of Biennale Jogja XIII ‘Hacking Conflict: Indonesia Meets Nigeria’, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The participating artists from Indonesia and Nigeria do research within the municipality of Yogyakarta, develop new works and present the results at Biennale Jogja XIII. The workshop takes place at the local art space MES 56 in October 2015. It is led by the artist/curator Jude Anogwih, Video Art Network (VAN) Lagos.
Participants: Aderemi Adegbite, Anggun Priambodo, Edwin Roseno, Emeka Udemba, Jude Anogwih, Rifqi Mansur Maya, Terra Bajragosha, Victor Ehikhamenor, Wimo Ambala Bayang, Yusuf Ismail
JOGJA – LAGOS is the pre-event of the project ‘Videonale in Lagos’ which will take place in Lagos in January/February 2016. Jude Anogwih, together with the internationally acclaimed British-Ethiopian artist Theo Eshetu, will head a workshop in Lagos for emerging video artists from Nigeria, again with the topic ‘Changing Cities – Shifting Spaces’. The subsequent exhibition, curated by Jude Anogwih and Tasja Langenbach & Jennifer Gassmann, will show works by Videonale Bonn and by the participants both of the Jogja and the Lagos workshops.