Tracian Meikle: When the light goes
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Bring food or drink to share. Most importantly, BRING YOURSELF
Awolowo Road behind Spar/YMCA Bldg. Unit 1, 7th Floor, Ikoyi. Enter behind bldg.
Tracian Meikle’s installation When the light goes explores the moment between the loss of electricity from NEPA and its return using the power from a generator. Drawing on her experiences noticing the calm of this moment in public spaces, where everyone waits patiently for the electricity to return, Tracian asks
“What does this moment of loss allow for?”
“What does the darkness illuminate”?
Tracian Meikle is a Jamaican curator, educator and artist most recently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, who focuses on blackness, place-making and community building. She is the co-founder of Amsterdam Black Women – a collective committed to creating a nurturing and safe space for black women seeking community. As a moderator, Meikle has led conversations with numerous thinkers and artists, including Lola Shoneyin and Angela Davis. Most recently, she was a part of the W139 exhibition, “That Those Beings be not Being”, as a part of the creative duo, the WILD – which serves as a laboratory on black fugitivity rooted in art and literature. She is a part of the 8th Asiko Art School cohort, the critical residency space for professional artists and curators from across the African continent and diaspora.
UPCOMING in The Treehouse
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Dream Catcher performance installation
by Jere Ikongio, Yemi Osokoya, Abiodun Okedore
Dream Catcher is a performance art installation about freedom–of expression, of ambitions, of gender, of choices, of information, and hyper-identity (or genderless or ‘formless’ identity). Combining the different but connected practice of three artists, the interactive and participatory installation piece is a phygital artwork – exploring materiality (fabric and fashion), archives (physical and digital assets and models) and virtuality afforded by the internet and social media. The project is a cross-collaboration using food, fashion, dance and new media, emerging tech, photography, video and performance art.
The Treehouse a place for artists and audiences to engage with innovative projects and performances. Located in a top flat of a seven-story building in Lagos, Nigeria, The Treehouse supports creative experimentation, artistic research and the asking of radical and open questions. With views of creek and lagoon, prison and polo fields, it provides an ideal platform for thinking about how spaces, architecture, and community influence and inform how we move, feel, and imagine the world.