Emeka Ogboh

20151109 Emeka Ogboh

Emeka Ogboh
Sound installation

In this artwork, Emeka Ogboh discusses issues surrounding globalisation, immigration and the politics of multiculturalism, layer by layer through the sound atmosphere of Lagos, which is projected on the site of the Jogja Biennale. The sound identity of the city environment has formed us, and the sounds of the exhibition location will be intercepted by unfamiliar sounds from Lagos. This allows us to develop familiarity and find new similarities, different from what we know so far about Indonesia and Nigeria through mainstream media. “LOS-JOGJA” is a remix of Ogboh’s earlier work entitled “Lagos Soundscapes”.

Emeka Ogboh is an artist who works primarily with sound and video as ways in responding city space. He was born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1977. He obtained a BA in Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2001. He is the co-founder of the Video Art Network, Lagos and a member of the African Centre for Cities project on African Urbanism. One of Ogboh’s ongoing project is the Lagos Soundscapes. It is trying to capture the ever changing sounds of Lagos, Nigeria. He then locates the sound installation to some other cities outside Nigeria. Through this project he’s trying to address the issues of migration, displacement, cosmopolitanism and globalization. He participated in Venice Biennale 2015 curated by Okwui Enwezor.