??Fullmoons later/ wata kulture II — Hors les murs


Performance, sound - music, mixed media, video

??Fullmoons later/ wata kulture II
Hors les murs

Past: Sunday, July 5, 2015

Em’kal Eyongakpa approaches lived experience, the unknown and collective histories through a ritual use of repetition and transformation. He works with photography, video, sculpture, text, sound and performance. His installations blur distinctions between media and seek to distort notions of reality and illusion.

At FGO-Barbara, in the context of Africa Acts (a week in Paris dedicated to performance arts in Africa and her diasporas), Em’kal Eyongakpa invites audiences to partake in a sensorial experience. His performance initially draws from his intermedia project ??fullmoons later /letters from etokobarek (started in 2013 in Amsterdam). Revisiting the aforementioned project, it will focus on “wata kulture”, as well as exploring the link between characteristic sound signatures of running water bodies and suspension rhythm present in many African traditional rhythm and contemporary music. The artist makes references to Etokobi rhythmic variations, jazz (John Coltrane, “Africa/Brass”, 1961), Amiri Baraka (“Why’s/Wise”, 2009) among others. He connects this with the ongoing mediterranean crisis.

Outdoor proposal

Centre musical Barbara, Fleury Goutte d’or
1, rue de Fleury 75018 Paris
Métro : Barbès-Rochechouart
RER : Gare du Nord
Bus : 30 — 31 — 54 — 56 — 65

Performance organized in the framework of the festival Africa Acts in collaboration with FGO-Barbara and Kadist Art Foundation.

Kadist Art Foundation
18 Montmartre Zoom in 18 Montmartre Zoom out

19 bis, 21, rue des trois frères

75018 Paris

T. 01 42 51 83 49



Opening hours

Thursday – Sunday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artist