Ògbójú Ọdẹ (A brave hunter) - Afọpẹ́fólúwa Òjó

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Afọpẹ́fólúwa Òjó ( Nigeria )

Ògbójú Ọdẹ, named after Ògbójú Ọdẹ nínú Igbó Irúnmọlẹ̀, a book by D. O. Fagunwa translated by Wo̩lé S̩óyínká, had called to her when her father died. She had read it in a park that mimicked a forest and the protagonist, too, had lost his father at the age of 25. This forest of daemons reminds her of her country, Nigeria. 

Ògbójú Ọdẹ is made in memory of her father, Babáṣọlá Òjó, a true creative who lived in Nigeria, a country that demands too much of its brilliant minds and gives too little in return. With this project, she aims to explore mappings, using future tools and technology, to seek out archival engagements between artists in Lagos, where she is from, and Berlin, two cities bubbling on the edge of artistic expression, and because we have all become archivists of some sort, a plethora of people avail themselves.


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