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Move | Evan Ifekoya

24 May - 9 Jun 2019

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Evan Ifekoya, « Nature-Nurture Sketch » (extrait), 2013. Courtesy de l’artiste.

Evan Ifekoya was born in Nigeria in 1988, today they work and live in London, UK.
Recent exhibitions include: De Appel, Amsterdam (2019); Gasworks, London (2018); Contemporary Arts Centre New Orleans as part of Prospect 4; Serpentine Galleries, London; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire (all 2017). Recent performances include: Block Universe (in collaboration with Victoria Sin) and Camden Arts Centre, London (both 2018); ICA, London and KW Institute, Berlin (both 2017).

The artist work with different mediums, installation, sound and performance. Their current work investigates the possibility of an erotic and poetic occupation using film, performative writing and sound, focused on co-authored, intimate forms of knowledge production and the radical potential of the show. Their ongoing project A Score, A Groove, A Phantom explores the archives of blackness, of society and inheritance as they diffract through queer nightlife and contemporary trauma.

BBall Curriculum, 2012, Video, 4’53
BBall Curriculum is an investigation around the male body in relation to the artist's own, through scenes of homosocial bonding where men dance, play ball and maraud. Each of these representations expose men moving in unison in a continuous loop, while the artist’s body is shown isolated and darkened. Although based on stereotypically male domains such as of economics, philosophy, sport and tech, these repetitions of movement create a strange hypnotic meditation.

Nature/Nurture sketch, 2013, Video, 6’ Cou
Nature/nurture sketchis a video performance that looks at cross-cultural translation soundtracked by drum ’n’ bass. It is an attempt to give language to a frustration through dance - 'take it out on the floor'. A frustration with categorisations and assumptions around what one should or can dance to, what forms are inherited and what is learnt through experience or desire.

An encounter with the artist is organized on June 1rst, at 5PM

When


24 May - 9 Jun 2019
11h - 21h, every days except tuesdays

Where

Forum -1 - Centre Pompidou, Cinéma 2

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