We Need Prayers - a new series by the Nest Collective - premieres this January 31st on our Facebook page. :)
This month, our very own Noel, Mars and Jim were in Naivasha to speak at the Nairobi VR Hackathon facilitated by Electric South and NBO Story Lab. Participants at the five-day VR hackathon were filmmakers and journalists from across East Africa - Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Sudan and Uganda - and this year’s focus was on 360° video production with a focus on journalism and non-fiction storytelling.
We spoke regarding the technical challenges we faced while making of ‘Let This Be A Warning’ as well as the political and social context within which the work was framed and presented, and we also got a chance to see the short 360 videos the participants had shot during their stay at the hackathon.
It was also great to have a discussion with one participant - Tulanana Bohela - who has the somewhat intimidating task of figuring out what the Swahili word for 'virtual reality' will be back home in Tanzania!
Let This Be A Warning is one of several works now showing at the Zeppelin Museum's "Beautiful New Worlds: Virtual Realities in Contemporary Art" exhibition running until April 2018. The exhibition is dedicated to the pictorial revolution that is radically changing not only our perception of images, but also our relationship with reality in image technology, and explores the interconnections between virtual and real contexts.
We're proud to have our work stand alongside the works of Halil Altindere, Salome Asega & Reese Donohue & Tongkwai Lulin, Trisha Baga, Banz & Bowinkel, micha cárdenas, Harun Farocki, Forensic Architecture, Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Florian Meisenberg. Read more about the exhibition here.
When We Are/When We Are Not is one of our quieter pieces, and we were so glad that the thoughts we were exploring with this piece - about the stillness of black bodies and our inner lives - was seen (if not heard) in a city far away.