Emeka Ogboh
  -  Art   -  The Way Earthly Things Are Going – Kunstmuseum Ravensburg.

For the first time in Germany, the Kunstmuseum Ravensburg is exhibiting Emeka Ogboh’s (born 1977, lives in Berlin) striking sound and light installation The Way Earthly Things are Going, created by the Nigerian artist in 2017 for the documenta 14 in Athens. It came into being in the course of his examination of the impact of the international financial crisis, in particular the Greek economic crisis. The title of the room-filling installation is derived from the well-known Bob Marley song “So Much Trouble in the World”. The multi-channel installation combines a polyphonic ancient Greek lamentation with market data from the stock indices, which are transmitted onto an LED strip in real time. Ogboh creates a dialogue between the ongoing reports from the capital markets – such as the reaction of the stock market to the corona crisis – and the poignant chant about forced migration and the search for a better life.