PERFORMANCE: WURA-NATASHA OGUNJI
Meet at NAS Gallery
Thursday 10 June, 3.00pm
As part of rivus, 23rd Biennale of Sydney, Nigerian-American artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji is staging her public endurance performance Will I still carry water when I am a dead woman?
First performed in Lagos, Nigeria in 2011, the piece explores the relationship between physical labour, presence, poetry and social change. As with much of her performance art, Ogunji is particularly interested in engaging questions of public space, power and politics. With this performance Ogunji asks: What is the significance of enacting physical labour as a philosophy of transformation, rather than a demonstration of struggle? What is the place of poetry, presence and beauty within this dialogue?
Join the performers as they trace a route from the National Art School to the Art Gallery of NSW, starting at 3pm outside the National Art School Gallery on Friday 10 June.
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