The artist, who lives and works in Berlin and Lagos, engages intensively with places and social phenomena to explore how private, public and collective memories and histories are translated, transformed, and encoded into different sensory experiences. In “Chi dị Ebere [God is merciful]” Emeka Ogboh combines Igbo vocal and musical traditions from Nigeria with electronic compositions. The starting point is the exploration of making music as a coping mechanism for grief and loss.
The sound installations at DA, Kunsthaus give space to trace different stages of denial, acceptance and processing in the mourning process up to the celebration of life.
Photos: Bernhard Kils