Artist Evan Ifekoya will lead an informal discussion exploring aspects of their practice. This online event looks into the process of writing and developing scripts for Evan’s films, their relationship with shining, glittering, shimmering surfaces, for example the surface of water, and the place these phenomena hold in their thought, practice, and everyday life.
This session has been organised by artist Ebun Sodipo, who will join Evan in conversation in the session.
This session is free to attend and will be held on Zoom. Please register by emailing info (at) artworkassociation.org. Registered attendees will receive the link 10 minutes in advance of the discussion.
Evan Ifekoya is an artist and energy worker who through sound, text, video and performance places demands on existing systems and institutions of power, to recentre and prioritise the experience and voice of those previously marginalised. Through archival and sonic investigations, they speculate on blackness in abundance. They established the collectively run and QTIBPOC (queer, trans*, intersex, black and people of colour) led Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.) in 2018. In 2019, they won the Kleinwort Hambros Emerging Artists Prize and in 2017 the Arts Foundation award for Live Art sponsored by Yoma Sasberg Estate. They have presented exhibitions and performances across Europe and Internationally, most recently: Liverpool Biennial (2021); Gus Fischer New Zealand (2020); De Appel Netherlands (2019); Gasworks London (2018).
Ebun Sodipo makes work for those who will come after: the black trans people of the future. Their sprawling practice, encompassing film, performance, installation, fiction, poetry, and sound, is focused on devising new language with which to imagine and speak about the body, creating new modes of thinking and feeling the past, and filling, in some way, the gaps and breaks of the archive(s) of modernity, all pertinent technologies for those with a subjugated history. Their work has been shown and read at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Centre, Narrative Projects, Raven Row, Bernie Grants Art Centre, South London Gallery. They have written for Shades of Noir, Arcadia Missa’s How To Sleep Faster, Auto Italia and Afropunk.