BIKORO, Nathalie Mba
2014 10th 7a*11d Festival
Natalie Bikoro, The Uncomfortable Truth, Warsaw, Poland 2011 PHOTO courtesy of EPAF Warsaw
Saturday November 1 5 pm -8 pm
My practice comments on the fractured senses of the human condition, and interrogates counter-historical narratives of speculative futures. The projects either ironize or break the spells of “otherness” by reconfiguring the map of the sensible, interfering with the functionality of gestures and rhythms adapted to the natural cycles of production, reproduction and submission. The performances are narratives constructed from current political status, working with people, engaging with historiography and geographies, and adapting experiences and voice to represent a creolised cultural dialogue.
Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro’s interdisciplinary practices incorporate a synthesis of collaborative engagements, international community dialogue, body politics and development across continents through a merging of creative practices and theories on postcolonialism, diaspora, migration, identities, afro and alter modernism and culture. Bikoro is an international associate lecturer in philosophy and visual cultures, curates satellite exhibitions supporting emerging artists at ArtLab Open The Gate, London and is Director of DNA Arts Foundation in Gabon, a free space for education, arts and culture.
Natalie Bikoro, Le DePays excerpt from a 5 hour live performance at 7a*11d / an adaptation after Chris Marker & Alain Resnais 2014 VIDEO Matt Beecraft (embedded from the artist's Vimeo page)
2014 Performance Art Daily: Counter-historical narratives