metroZones.Saloon #16, 20.5.2021: A Walk. Film Screening and Discussion

9 pm, please register for the hybrid Zoom event:

Event in English

(→ deutsche Version) A video screening of “A Walk“ (13 min, 2019) by Rahima Gambo and a subsequent discussion between the artist and Christian Hanussek & Laura Horelli.

In „A Walk“ (13 min, 2019), Nigerian artist Rahima Gambo assembles video footage that she has shot in three Nigerian cities, and narrates in voice-over associations and reflections on these places. After having spent some time abroad, the walks are a review and re-approach to these cities.

She scans the cityscapes with a handheld video camera and – when moving – usually directs them downwards onto sidewalks, grass or sandy streets, stopping now and then to focus on objects such as clusters of debris or plants arranged like sculptures. The voice is recorded in close up, but mixed with the atmospheric sound of the video; it appears as the inner voice of the artist as she walks and forms an interior landscape. The parallel movement of Gambo’s walk through the cityscapes as well as her mind explore their reflections and intersections and trace a floating mapping of these spaces.

Rahima Gambo studied social sciences in Manchester and London and Journalism in New York City. After working as a photojournalist she moved back to Abuja, Nigeria and began her artistic career with videos that are embedded in spatial installations including drawings, photographs, found objects and plants.

Laura Horelli was born in Helsinki, grew up partly in Nairobi and London and lives in Berlin since 2001. She is a visual artist and filmmaker interested in representations and mediations of the past taking a micro-historical approach. Her work has been shown at numerous exhibitions and festivals internationally since the late 1990s.

More information about the exhibition Mapping Along
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Click here for the PDF version of the magazine on the exhibition Mapping Along attached to the taz.die tageszeitung print edition of 16 April 2021.

The project is supported by funds from the Senate Administration for Culture and Europe: the Capital City Cultural Fund, the Fund for Municipal Galleries and the Fund for Exhibition remuneration for visual artists.