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La Biennale di Venezia in 2021
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In Conversation with Heba Y. Amin
Connecting Europe and Africa by draining the Mediterranean Sea might sound like a ludicrous idea, yet it has been suggested multiple times by historical figures. In her ongoing project Operation Sunken Sea, Egyptian artist Heba Y. Amin explores such techno-dystopian proposals and gives performative speeches as their authoritarian initiators, drawing uncanny parallels to the present. Ahead of her performance at the Friendly Confrontations festival at Munich’s Kammerspiele, Will Furtado spoke to the artist to discuss what it’s like to play the role of dictator as a woman, and how we’ve become complicit in the pursuit of mad geoengineering mega-projects.
In Conversation with Ebun A. Sodipo
Resisting theoretical power structures via fragmented text, Ebun A. Sodipo’s work provides intimate encounters in which to think about gender and race. The London-based visual artist and poet questions established historical narratives, as well as perceptions of what is seen as normal, while sensitively opening spaces to speak about trauma and pain. In the summer of 2019 Sodipo participated in BBZ BLK BK: Alternative Graduate Show, co-curated by Deborah Holman at Copeland Gallery in Peckham, south London, with a wall text piece. For C&, Mearg Negusse took the chance to speak to Sodipo about fragmentation as practice, the layering process in their video collages, and the shift within their work from creating physical spaces towards knowledge production.