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Performance & Poetry | The Fossor and the Liberator | Stop the War on People, Society, Nature

A performance poetry reading by Nigerian poet Taiye Ojo and UKD on 29 April, 7.15 — 9.15pm, as part of the concurrent installation.

Performance & Poetry | The Fossor and the Liberator | Stop the War on People, Society, Nature
Performance & Poetry | The Fossor and the Liberator | Stop the War on People, Society, Nature

Time & Location

29 Apr 2022, 19:15 – 21:15

Online Live Stream

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 — 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?

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.

Programme


  • 2 hours

    Performance and Poetry Reading by Taiye Ojo and UKD

    Online Live Stream

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