Emeka Ogboh, ‘Good Soup na Money Kill Am 1’, 2017, Photography, Digital photograph on aluminum dibond, International Studio & Curatorial Program Benefit Auction
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Emeka Ogboh

Good Soup na Money Kill Am 1, 2017

Digital photograph on aluminum dibond
47 1/5 × 47 1/5 in
120 × 120 cm
Edition 1/5 + 2AP
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International Studio & Curatorial Program Benefit Auction

Through his audio installations and gastronomic works, Emeka Ogboh explores how private, public, …

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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, ‘Good Soup na Money Kill Am 1’, 2017, Photography, Digital photograph on aluminum dibond, International Studio & Curatorial Program Benefit Auction
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Through his audio installations and gastronomic works, Emeka Ogboh explores how private, public, and collective histories are translated, transformed and encoded into sound and food. Good Soup na Money Kill Am I is inspired by a famous Nigerian/West African adage: “good soup na money kill am,” literarily meaning you …

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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

Good Soup na Money Kill Am 1, 2017

Digital photograph on aluminum dibond
47 1/5 × 47 1/5 in
120 × 120 cm
Edition 1/5 + 2AP
.
Bidding closed
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