Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh describes Lagos State of Mind III (2017/2020) as “a real and invented world in which the viewer is invited to look at Lagos through Berlin’s eye and vice versa.” This installation brings together field recordings made by the artist in these two cities, both of which he’s called home, over the past decade. The soundscape highlights specific aspects of daily life
In collaboration with the Moody Center for the Arts and Astral Brewing, Ogboh created a stout-based beer inspired by cultural narratives of people of Nigerian descent in Houston, Texas. The flavor of the beer is based on research the artist conducted in preparation for the project. Asking people from the Nigerian community how they would describe the flavor of Houston, and to what
The experimental artist pens another immersive techno love letter to Lagos, enriched with field recordings that evoke the fast-beating heart of the city. Share For the installation artist turned experimental techno producer Emeka Ogboh, there's no place like Lagos. "Be it vehicular sounds (especially car horns), the cries of itinerant hawkers, multilingual conversations, power generators and even the birds, there is a certain
by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi. Emeka Ogboh’s multi-sensory practice considers what the late Senegalese humanist Alioune Diop referred to as Presence Africain, the necessity to affirm the history and humanity of the African person on the global stage following centuries of negation by Western imperialism. Since moving to Berlin in 2014, Ogboh has explored the cartography of the African presence in Europe
A Village Square in the Gropius Bau’s Atrium. From October 2021, a site-specific installation by artist Emeka Ogboh occupies the Gropius Bau’s vast atrium, which is freely accessible without an entry price, welcoming all visitors to the very center of the building. Titled Ámà: The Gathering Place (2019/2021), Ogboh’s intervention takes the form of a tree, over 9 metres high, and includes an accompanying 12-channel sound
The idea came in 2014 – the intention was announced in 2017 – and now it’s finally the time: after months of intensive preparation, the third edition of the legendary »sonambiente« Berlin festival for eyes and ears opens on Friday, August 20th at 6 pm in Terminal A / B of Berlin Tegel airport. As festival directors Matthias Osterwold, Florian Wachinger and Georg
Talbot Rice Gallery and Edinburgh Art Festival are pleased to announce that a new sound installation by artist Emeka Ogboh (b. 1977, Nigeria) will be unveiled at Edinburgh’s Burns Monument on 29 July 2021. The new public artwork, co-commissioned by Talbot Rice Gallery and Edinburgh Art Festival, is a response to the ongoing theatre surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Mit seiner Soundinstallation „This Too Shall Pass“ reflektiert Emeka Ogboh die Krisenmomente des letzten Jahres und schenkt Frankfurt eine Hymne des Aufbruchs. Im Schatten der Hochhäuser Frankfurts fährt ein unscheinbares grünes Boot auf dem Main. Die Fahrgäste scheinen sich auf dem Aussichtsdeck platziert zu haben, um die Skyline zu betrachten. Doch bei genauem Hinsehen, das Schiff nähert sich langsam dem Ufer, verwandeln sich die
La cuisine est au centre de l’exposition « Stirring the pot » présentée à la Friche la Belle de Mai. Un événement sensoriel orchestré par plusieurs chefs africains. Des bananes mijotent dans une casserole, des oignons grésillent dans une poêle, pendant que des mains habiles pétrissent une pâte. Aux fourneaux, la cheffe d’origine béninoise Georgiana Viou prépare une focaccia de son cru, devant l’objectif d’Emeka Ogboh.