Emeka Ogboh, ‘Tafawa Balewa’, 2014, Installation, Photography and Sound Installation, set of 7 photographs, CCA, Lagos
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Emeka Ogboh

Tafawa Balewa, 2014

Photography and Sound Installation, set of 7 photographs
23 3/5 × 42 1/10 in
60 × 107 cm
Location
Yaba
CCA, Lagos
Yaba

Emeka Ogboh (1977) is a Nigerian artist who contemplates broad notions of listening and hearing, …

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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.

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Emeka Ogboh (1977) is a Nigerian artist who contemplates broad notions of listening and hearing, and works primarily with sound and video to explore ways of understanding cities as cosmopolitan spaces with their unique aural characters, histories and infrastructures. In particular, his sound recordings of Lagos, …

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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

Tafawa Balewa, 2014

Photography and Sound Installation, set of 7 photographs
23 3/5 × 42 1/10 in
60 × 107 cm
Location
Yaba
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