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'He can read, he can write and he can shoot' - An interaction with Asari Dokubo

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An audio visual installation by Manali Jagtap Nyheim

 

 

Currently showing - 21st April - 17th May 2017

Venue - Blitz Gallery, 68 St Lucia Street, Valletta, Malta

 

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SPECIAL SCREENING AND TALK SATURDAY 28 JULY 2012, 6 - 8PM

Talk on militancy, resource control, conflict in the Niger Delta and the role of art in politics

 

VENUE - Screening: Massive Little World Gallery, Arch 6, 121 Deptford High Street, London SE8 4NS

              Talk: Off the rails cafe, The Deptford Project, 121 121 Deptford High Street, London SE8 4NS

 

Panelists for the talk - Ben Amunwa (Platform), Dr Bernadette Buckley (Goldsmiths University),

Miabiya Kuromiema (President, Ijaw Youth Council) and Manali Jagtap Nyheim (Artist)

– Moderated by David Nyheim (INCAS Consulting)

 

 

Creeks Apart is a transference sound and visual art piece that brings the creeks of the Niger Delta to Deptford Creek.  Based on footage filmed in 2011 by the artist, the art piece places visitors to Deptford Creek face to face with a life-size projection of Asari Dokubo, the first warlord of the Niger Delta, whose attacks on oil installations sent petrol prices soaring around the world. He speaks about his decision to take up arms, his choice of violence over non-violence, life in the creeks, his childhood, identity and conversion to Islam, and how he led his insurgency before being incarcerated seven floors below the State intelligence headquarters in Abuja.  The location of the projection, the topics it covers, and the impacts of Asari on our lives in the UK fundamentally show how instability in one part of the globe, environmental disasters, human rights violations, poverty and suffering affects us all no matter how geographically distant we may be.

 

Part of the Deptford X - London’s Contemporary Art Festival, 27 July to 12 August 2012

 

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BLITZ is an independent, not-for-profit, project space which supports experimental and radical arts practice in all its forms. Blitz is a space to develop ideas, build relationships and nurture creative talent. Blitz operates within a four-level, 400-year-old Valletta townhouse, which has been repurposed into a site for residencies, exhibitions and education, and a social space for the creative and the curious.

Blitz is a curated space with a focus on contemporary existence, its constant state of flux, and the ubiquitous presence of digital culture. Our mission is to work closely with artists, curators, writers and researchers who are articulating these trends through cross-media and trans-disciplinary practice.

 

Deptford X exists to promote the best contemporary visual art and celebrate that art with the widest possible audience. It is an arts event born of Deptford's creative community and based on a belief in the limitless potential of the area.

www.deptfordx.org

 

Massive Little World is a multifaceted gallery that sits in a quirky railway arch as part of The Deptford Project.  Owners Simon and Rita invite artists and musicians of all backgrounds to exhibit in the gallery.

Arch 6, 121 Deptford High Street, London SE8 4NS

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 BLITZ 

 Massive Little World

  INCAS Consulting

  Platform

  The Deptford Project

 

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  + Event Photos

 

  + Video of the talk

     - Part 1

 

  + Video of the talk

     - Part 2