The Department of Art Public Talks Programme Spring 2018 welcomes artist Evan Ifekoya.
Evan Ifekoya’s current work investigates the possibility of an erotic and poetic occupation using film, performative writing and sound, focused on co-authored, intimate forms of knowledge production and the radical potential of spectacle. Their ongoing project ‘A Score, A Groove, A Phantom’ explores archives of blackness, sociality and inheritance as they diffract through queer nightlife and trauma in the present moment. Most recently the relationship between a buddhist practice, speculative fiction and the echo as affective encounter propels their thinking.
"The echo is a queer temporality—in the relay of affective information between and amid beings, the sequence of reflection, repetition, resound, and return (but with a difference, as in mimicry)—and brings forth waves of the future breaking into the present." Jasbir Puar, Terrorist Assemblages.
Ifekoya’s recent work has been presented at: Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire; New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2017); Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Serpentine Galleries, London; and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (2016). Recent performances have taken place at ICA, London and KW institute, Berlin (2017) and Jerwood Space, London and Whitstable Biennial (2016). Ifekoya is an Art Foundation Fellow in Live Art for 2017. Collaborative projects include Collective Creativity: Critical reflections into QTIPOC creative practice and Network11.
Image: Evan Ifekoya 'Ebi Flo (we are family)', video still, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
This event is free. No booking is required. All welcome.
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|14 Mar 2018||5:30pm - 7:00pm|
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