Jelili Atiku (NG)

Jelili Atiku Work for Live Art Denmark 2016 Collaboration with Alette Scavenius for COLAB Copenhagen COLAB Copenhagen For the COLAB program, Jelili teamed up with Alette Scavenius, Head of Theatre Collections at the Royal Library in Copenhagne. In the video below we hear excerpts from their conversations about memory and how to preserve it, in body and documentation, while we follow a series of performances in gallery and public spaces Jelili organized and performed in in Copenhagen, and an audience talk. The performances are based on animistic rituals Jelili was exposed to at an early age. Today they form the basis of much of his artistic work. About the Artist […]

Odun Orimolade (NG)

Odun Orimolade Work for Live Art Denmark 2016: Collaboration with Mette Garfield for COLAB Copenhagen Collaboration with Mette Garfield For our program COLAB Copenhagen, Odun Orimolade worked with Mette Garfield. They investigated individual and collective memory formation by considering the womb as a poetic space, a space where we all have been but have no memory of. If memories started before birth, how would they affect our orientations, imaginations and ways to look at ourselves and others? In addressing the importance of archiving, policies, laws and narratives about pre-birth ideologies and their impact on social development, we are confronted with the institutionalised history that we come to accept and believe. […]