This is Lagos
Sponsored by The SAGE Innovation Centre
This project showcases emerging photographers whose work documents the built environment in Lagos, including buildings under construction and those symptomatic of the deterioration and neglect of existing infrastructure, the latter seemingly standing in for times past. Together, the works reveal a few of the infinite number of perspectives from which Lagos can be represented, and the many areas threatened by the city’s environmental challenges. Through augmented reality, some of these photographs will be “consumed” by elements that represent a few of the ways in which the environment is currently at risk.
This is Lagos responds to Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’, and in turn Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’. Shifting from their emphasis on people, this project presents the environment as a shared space. The aim is to highlight everyday choices which affect the condition of Lagos. Additionally, the project seeks to stimulate conversations about decisions made today that will affect our shared tomorrows. The featured photographers include Amanda Iheme, Nyancho Nwanri and Ifebusola Shotunde.
The Realities of Demas
Sponsored by Tangerine.ng
The Performance Pavilion
The Performance Pavilion is a new addition to the fair that focuses on performance art.
This year’s programme is titled small acts and includes a series of performances that invite us to consider the connection between art and ethics, curated by Wura-Natasha Ogunji.
MIRROR MIRROR by Taiwo Aiyedogbon
Taiwo Aiyedogbon’s MIRROR MIRROR is a poetic performance that highlights human connection in the face of perceived difference and individuality. Two performers — joined at the arms by their costume — are dressed in headgear and face coverings that conceal their individuality. Over the course of the one-and-a-half-hour performance, their choreographed movements reference the spiralling structure of a DNA molecule. While their dancing is related, it is also restricted by their costume, such that the piece necessitates great collaboration and endurance for its execution.