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Strictly Silk Second Edition: Thank You!

We’re so incredibly grateful to everyone who came through for Strictly Silk and all the amazing ways you contributed to it being such a brilliant night! Thank you to everyone who supported the event even before it happened by spreading the word and sharing the love you had for the first edition. You kept us excited and motivated to bring you an evening worth remembering.

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Afrofeminism and Digital Arts

Our very own Dr. Akati Khasiani recently represented us at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium as part of Africa Week 2018 - where she spoke about our practice and work within an afro-feminist framework. Also on the panel were JepChumba, artist, activist and founder of African Digital Art and Marion Louisgrand, founder and director of Ker Thiossane in Dakar. The discussion was moderated by curator Oulimata Gueye.

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The Nest Collective at the Nairobi VR Hackathon

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.

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Let This Be A Warning at the Zeppelin Museum

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.

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Performa 17: The Nest Collective Explores Afrofuturism, Black Silence & Protest in Film (via Okayafrica)

A selection of our moving image works were screened at the Performa 17 biennial last month, and though we were not in attendance, we were very happy to read this review by Amirah Mercer via Okayafrica, and were especially glad at this mention of When We Are/When We Are Not

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The Nest Collective at Performa 17 (and a new short film by us!)

We're really excited to be taking part in Performa 17 this November 12th! A selection of our films (To Catch A Dream, When We Are, We Need Prayers and Dinka Translation) will be screening at New York's performance art biennial as part of the Afroglossia Film Program (our Charvet typeface was used to design the program logo!).

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M. Bassy's More Aphrike #4 / The Nest Collective in Hamburg

Our photo and video series “When We Are/When We Are Not” was exhibited in Hamburg in July, where Sunny Dolat was in attendance to represent us. Sunny also had a showcase featuring our soon-to-be-released fashion book “Not African Enough”, and was part of a session together with Lamine Kouyaté/Xuly Bët that discussed battling stereotypes about African fashion, and the drawbacks of emerging trends such as increasingly fast fashion.

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DIFF 2017 Focus on Kenya / The Nest Collective in Durban

Our Head of Production Njeri Gitungo and Sunny Dolat represented us as part of the Kenyan delegation that went to the 2017 edition of the Durban International Film Festival, where three of our films - Homecoming, Stories of Our Lives and To Catch A Dream – were screened as part of the festival’s Focus on Kenyan Filmmaking.

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