Artist: Wura-Natasha Ogunji
"Incidents at the Two Two Hotel: The Porter" Wura-Natasha Ogunji + + + + +
Co-Lab Project Space
‘Incidents at the Two Two Hotel: The Porter’ a performance installation by Wura-Natasha Ogunji: large scale drawings of a future world where inhabitants live in a hotel called the Two Two that consists of two sky-high towers built on an artificial, floating island, the plastic detritus of centuries. Movement in this landless future is most strongly determined by language proficiency. This makes knowledge of Shadowlandic—a hybrid form that borrows from many languages—extremely powerful.
Wura-Natasha Ogunji is a visual and performance artist. She creates visual narratives with thread, stitching drawings into translucent sheets of architectural sketch and hand-painted paper. In her performances she uses bundles of threads, measured in fathoms, as she explores connections to body, land and power. www.wuraogunji.com
"Riff" Wura-Natasha Ogunji + Jorge Rojas + + + +
Co-Lab Project Space
Artists Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Jorge Rojas engage in a 24-hour improvisatory exchange using raw materials (paper, thread, wax) and sensory elements (sound, light, mirrors) to experiment with new ways of communicating through space and time.
This performance is presented with 2412 (a series of performances that take place over a 24-hour period) and will be live broadcast from Friday, April 9 at 8pm(CST) to Saturday, April 10 at 8pm (CST): http://www.ustream.tv/channel/2412-riff
Sunday, April 11, 2pm: Artist Talk: artists Nicole Vlado, Senalka McDonald, Jorge Rojas and Wura-Natasha Ogunji discuss their experiences performing for 24-hours and the significance of this experience to their artistic practices.
Wura-Natasha Ogunji is a visual artist and performer. Her work investigates the connections between physical actions of the body, memory, history and power. Her performance works include videos in which she engages her own body in explorations of movement and mark-making across land, water and air. www.wuraogunji.com
Jorge Rojas is a multidisciplinary artist whose work centers on the creation and processes involved in artistic production. Rojas uses both traditional and new media as well as performative elements to investigate communication systems and the effect of technology on artistic production, social structures and communities. www.jorgerojasart.com
2412 is a series of twelve performances that take place over a 24-hour period.