Featured Work: Wura-Natasha Ogunji

Wura-Natasha Ogunji is a visual artist who works in a variety of mediums, including video and performance. She often uses her own body, sometimes in collaboration with others’, to explore movement, mark-making, spectacle and culture.

PictureObatala remembers the dancer, thread on paper

wura crossingThe epic crossings of an Ife head, single-channel digital video
(video will play in new window/tab)

PictureHair, thread, ink, graphite on paper

PictureMy father and I dance in outer space, thread, acrylic, graphite on paper

wura fatherMy father and I dance in outer space, single-channel digital video
(video will play in new window/tab)

“The creation of My father and I dance in outer space began with a question I had about the physical gestures of my father who is now deceased. I wanted to visualize what it might be like if we could dance together. It could only happen in this futuristic, otherworldly landscape. I used stop-motion animation techniques to create the sense of flight, dance and intergalactic connection.”

PictureNew City, thread, ink, graphite on paper

PictureCity of Ife, thread, acrylic, graphite on paper

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *