Thu, 28 Apr|
Installation | The Fossor and the Liberator | Stop the War on People, Society, Nature
Installation, performance & poetry reading by Taiye Ojo and UKD.
Time & Location
28 Apr 2022, 10:00 – 05 May 2022, 16:00
Margate, 31-33 High St, Margate CT9 1DX, UK
About the Event
The Fossor and the Liberator @ The Margate School: Stop the War on People, Society, Nature is an installation by UKD with poems by Taiye Ojo on show from 28 April through to 5 May. As part of the installation, a performance and live link to Nigeria will be streamed on Friday, 29 April, at 7.15pm. You can watch online at home or from the School in our screening space. There will be an opportunity for Q&A.
28 April to 5 May 2022
@ The Margate School
31-33 High St, Margate, UK
Performance & Live Link to Nigeria
29 April 2022 from 7.15pm
Live Stream — Follow Link Here
You can watch online at home or from the School in our screening space. There will be an opportunity for Q&A.
Ogoni Land in Nigeria, is one of the most polluted land in the world, drenched in oil. We dig for the 'black gold' to give us freedom and comfort but can we liberate us from the abyss it has created. We need to dig to get to the roots, liberation needs to be rooted, it implies radical change, to be radical means to go to the root of things. But where are those roots. Is it as simple as to wash away the violence, subjection and suffering when bathing in oil?
About the poet Ojo Taiye
Ojo Taiye is an emerging artist and a dreamer. As someone who believes in the power of language, he is always investigating the imaginative potential of language to capture the minutiae of daily life and the natural world. Alongside working for a rural hospital, Taiye is a freelance writer for multiple magazines and organizations. His poetry muses on power struggles, race and culture, the damage of capitalism, and the tender fragility of hope.
About the artist UKD
I work in education and the arts involving diverse communities and neighbourhoods. The context is typically one of economic regeneration, cultural development and social change. My practice seeks to instill values of sustainability, resilience, social justice, active citizenship and entrepreneurial endeavor.
Accessibility: This show and toilets are located on the ground floor and are accessible to wheelchair users. There is a baby changing station in the accessible toilet.
The Margate School is dog friendly - bring your pup along!
We are located on Margate’s High Street in the old Woolworth’s building. See us on a map here.
By bike - There are some public bike racks down the High Street and around Margate. We have some room to accommodate some bikes, please ask us before chaining up! You can send us a message and any further questions here.
By train - We are a 10 min walk from Margate train station, just head along the seafront, enjoy the view, and visit the local businesses along the front.
Car - There is paid parking in Morrisons Carpark or along the seafront near Turner. You can find free parking in Cliftonville if you don’t mind a walk!