Photos by Toyin Akinosho
Saturday 10 February 2024
10am Lagos Biennial: Gates open
Odun Orimolade: Onipon
A performance about seeking safety and refuge, both physically and psychologically.
A hundred costumed participants transition along the environs of the Tafawa Balewa
Square Lagos from one navigational point to another. Onipon references the elasticity
and resilience of the human mind when subjected to pressures of refuging.
1pm – 4pm Workshop/Worldmade communities
Chioke I’Anson: New art, old tools: how to use technology to become more original
A workshop about how tools shape art and media practices. About inspiration, art and
technology. And podcasting.
3pm – 5pm Sonic interventions
Sonic activations around the installation Betok babhi, Babhi betandat, bassem,
drawing on artistic research/ reflections in the refugee resettlement camps in Nigeria’s
Cross River state where Eyongakpa initiated ‘Creatives tent’ community art hub/
creatives refuge. Presented together with collaborators based between Lagos and the
refugee settlements in the Cross River Basin using instruments that employ household
receptacles and hybrid communication tools to create polyrhythmic beat generators
and polyphonic experiences.
Peter Oke and Rume Onosode, Boys on the Brink 2022 (60 mins)
Followed by a Q&A with Rume Onosode
Boys on the Brink (2022) is a coming-of-age documentary that sheds light
on the many overlooked struggles and undervalued victories experienced by young
Nigerians through the lens of six young boys living in Lagos.
5pm Lagos Biennial 2024 closes.