It would be my absolute pleasure to invite you to my first ever mixed media installation “Dirty Laundry” supported by Ford Foundation.
This installation is an immersive experience interconnecting personal narratives, histories, experiences, and imaginaries as a form of catharsis for me and the viewers. Featuring poems screen printed on canvas hanging from laundry lines, the installation will also include tailored public facing performances that explores issues around womanhood, sexual and gender violence, feminine agency, healing and reimagination.
The hanging poems tell many personal stories for the viewer to experience whilst walking through the space, a physical representation of the metaphor “hanging your dirty laundry in public”.
In our society, “To wash one’s dirty laundry in public” is often used with respect to shame. In this case, however, i intend to create a platform for difficult discussions to happen. At the core of this work is using words to break silence and shame we carry from experiences that have often been inflicted by society and its culture of silence.
The travelling exhibition will take place at three cities across Nigeria, to celebrate this year’s women’s month and 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
Starting in Lagos, April 28th – 30th, 2022 at Whitespace Ikoyi, 59, Raymond Njoku Street, Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria.