Jelili Atiku, portrait of a performance

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

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.

Made for ZAM magazine x Afrovibes festival 2021


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