Emeka Ogboh, ‘Egwutronica’, 1977, Installation, Sound installation, Seattle Art Museum
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Emeka Ogboh

Egwutronica, 1977

Sound installation
Location
Seattle, Seattle
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, Seattle

Seattle Art Museum commission, 2015

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Emeka Ogboh
Nigerian, b. 1977
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In experimental videos and soundscapes, Emeka Ogboh animates the experience of living in contemporary Lagos. Ogboh’s use of dynamic media stems from his attention to the specific auditory texture of the city as well as his desire to produce alternatives to static representations of urban life. He highlights the passage of vehicles and people in public spaces, assessing how sounds and images change in relation to the economic and social shifts of the city. “Lagos is largely a work in progress and throughout this period the city sounds of course have been in constant flux. New structures are being established, while old ones are being dismantled,” Ogboh has said. In addition to making a sonic representation of his experience in Lagos, Ogboh creates an auditory time capsule of a constantly changing city at a particular moment in history.

Emeka Ogboh, ‘Egwutronica’, 1977, Installation, Sound installation, Seattle Art Museum
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Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, Seattle

Seattle Art Museum commission, 2015

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Image provided by Seattle Art Museum
Emeka Ogboh
Nigerian, b. 1977
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In experimental videos and soundscapes, Emeka Ogboh animates the experience of living in contemporary Lagos. Ogboh’s use of dynamic media stems from his attention to the specific auditory texture of the city as well as his desire to produce alternatives to static representations of urban life. He highlights the passage of vehicles and people in public spaces, assessing how sounds and images change in relation to the economic and social shifts of the city. “Lagos is largely a work in progress and throughout this period the city sounds of course have been in constant flux. New structures are being established, while old ones are being dismantled,” Ogboh has said. In addition to making a sonic representation of his experience in Lagos, Ogboh creates an auditory time capsule of a constantly changing city at a particular moment in history.

Emeka Ogboh

Egwutronica, 1977

Sound installation
Location
Seattle, Seattle
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