Portrait of a Performance

short documentary, 2021
4’13”, digital
online, open-access
studio thnkthnk x ZAM magazine x Afrovibes Festival 2021

part of multi-media live show “How we made it – African Artists Center Stage” at de Balie
this show was also directed & scripted by me for ZAM magazine
produced in collaboration with Bart Luirink (ZAM magazine) and Majorie Boston (Afrovibes Festival)
hosted by Ikenna Azuike and Ms. Aba
featuring artists Trixie Munyama, Baba Tarawally, Lisetta Ma Neza and Jelili Atiku


“To me the mainstream does not exist”

A short documentary giving insight into the work of Nigerian performance artist Jelili Atiku.

Indigenous practices are central to Atiku’s work, as a counterpoint to colonialism and western modernities disconnect from nature. Using the body as material, he makes a case for ‘authenticity’ as a starting point for meaningful engagement between self and other. Atiku was artist in residence at the Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam.

Performance “Mokóó Morò” by Jelili Atiku filmed in the streets of Amsterdam 18 Sep 2021.


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