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Saturday 10 February 2024

10am Lagos Biennial: Gates open

11am Performance

Odun Orimolade: Onipon

Chairs are ‘levitating’ inside a Church in Ehikhamenor’s ‘Miracle’ with Aladura songs in Yoruba playing to the bakground of a Pastor’s Preaching about Hope

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

Em’kal Eyongakpa

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.

4pm Screening

Peter Oke and Rume Onosode, Boys on the Brink 2022 (60 mins)

In one of the most expressive works on view, Bruce Onobrakpeya ‘decorates’ a Robot looking scupture with paraphernalia of Urhobo chieftaincy

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.

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