Evan Ifekoya light by Kevin Osepa 2019
Talks & Seminars

Evan Ifekoya - Online Talk

Join artist and co-founder of Black Obsid­i­an Sound Sys­tem, Evan Ifekoya, for this online talk.

£3 for non members; free for CAMP members; free for Plymouth College of Art students; free for Plymouth University Art students
Tuesday 17 May 2022 6.30pm-8pm on Zoom

CAMP members, free // non members, £3 // PCA students, free // Plymouth University Art students, free.

Join artist and co-founder of Black Obsidian Sound System Evan Ifekoya for this online talk.

Evan Ifekoya is an artist and energy worker who through sound, text, video and performance places demands on existing systems and institutions of power, to recentre and prioritise the experience and voice of those previously marginalised. Their practice considers art as a site where resources can be both redistributed and renegotiated, whilst challenging the implicit rules and hierarchies of public and social space. Through archival and sonic investigations, they speculate on blackness in abundance. Their ongoing investigation considers the somatic experience of listening, the healing potential of sound and spiritual ecologies.

They established the collectively run and QTIBPOC (queer, trans*, intersex, black and people of colour) led Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.) in 2018. Presentations in 2022 include a solo exhibition at Migros Museum, Zurich and a moving image commission with LUX in collaboration with University of Reading; Herbert Art Gallery and Museum and Liverpool Biennial (2021, with B.O.S.S); Gus Fischer New Zealand (2020); De Appel Netherlands (2019); Gasworks London (2018); The Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans as part of Prospect 4 (2017); the Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (2016); Studio Voltaire, London (2015); and Castlefield Gallery Manchester (2014).

They were awarded the Paul Hamlyn bursary in 2021, the Kleinwort Hambros Emerging Artists Prize in 2019 and the Arts Foundation Award for Live Art sponsored by the Yoma Sasberg Estate in 2017. Their works are held in a number of public collections including Arts Council England and Walker Art Gallery Liverpool.

image: Evan Ifekoya light by Kevin Osepa 2019

This talk will take place on Zoom, using video & audio, and you can participate during the Q and A session after the talk (either by voice or text chat). You are very welcome to bring a support worker with you to the session (just let us know by email after you book so we can share the Zoom link with them too). There is live-captioning (words pop up as they are spoken).

Please let us know if you have any access needs by 2 May 2022, via info@camp-membership.org, so we can make arrangements.
Evan Ifekoya light by Kevin Osepa 2019