Posts tagged ‘Nigeria in Kenya’
Opening: May 8, 2014 at 6 pm
Venue: Kuona Trust
Exhibition Runs Until: May 17, 2014
PATHS AND PATTERNS
EMBODIMENT OF THE TRAVELER IN THE CONTINUUM PARADOX
The Slippery notion of predestination, fate and destiny has generated a lot of discourse based on belief and disbelief alike. While I am undecided which side I fall, I explore the most important element to the concept/discourse of destiny.
The feet (chakras) chakras derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. The feet is the bodily locomotive force that takes us through different paths. They retain the memory of our trails in colour, texture, wrinkle, bruises and scars.
WHERE THE HEAD LEADS THE FEET
I probably am one of the people who would gladly enjoy an house arrest…it’s my comfort zone as I do so much with solitude. My rare moments of engagement and interaction has a very strong influence on me, I tend to take this seriously. Being earth bound absolutely makes movement inevitable; the human person is attracted to motion hence the description of our lives as a Journey.
However, what informs our chosen paths differs from traveler to traveler, though there are catalysts that imparts choices like beliefs, society, faith, tradition, family… Looking through our interdependence and also the several path crossed as our feet travels on this journey; it became necessary for me to retain the memory of people I choose and sometimes do not choose to meet.
PROCESS & VISUAL OUTPUT
I consciously began to keenly observe the feet of people I meet and share experiences with…so much amazement to perceive and to also see what our bodies communicate without our knowledge. Conversations, thoughts engaged and visual projections I had at those times ; this experiences put together was used in visually recreating what I perceived in the process.
About the artist
Adeola Olagunju is currently an artist in residence at Kuona Trust Art centre.The exhibition opens Thursday,8th May and runs till the 17th May 2014.
An Iroko Arts Consultancy Exhibition