Online-Vortrag – Pierre-Christophe Gam (Moderation: Beatrace Angut Oola)
How design changed the African Eurocentric Phantasy
Online-Vortrag / 28.06.2023
An Introduction into the TOGUNA WORLD and of the Sanctuary of dreams. Can the metaverse be used as a tool to help us envision and manifest the future of our dreams ?
Named after the shelter under which the Dogon people of Mali, in West Africa, traditionally gathered to discuss and exchange ideas, TOGUNA World is an ever-expanding laboratory of dreams dedicated to the investigation of the future. The brainchild of polymath artist and future thinker Pierre-Christophe Gam (aka Gam A Gam), the mixed-media Art installation centres around a metaverse divination portal informed by IFA, an ancient spiritual tradition from west Africa as a way of accelerating our imagination towards envisioning the kind of future we want. Existing both as a digital and a physical mixed-media Art installation, the platform encompasses a metaverse dream world, a digital divination portal and a multimedia platform which aims to serve as a forum for possible futures.
The artist will introduce TOGUNA WORLD and the Sanctuary of Dreams.
Moderation: Beatrace Angut Oola
28.06.2023, 15 Uhr
online via MS Teams: https://tinyurl.com/yck2eya9 (General technical problems with Microsoft Teams - please try to enter anyway, if not possible till 3.15 pm, we have to postpone the lecture. We're sorry.)
Interner Zugang zu Teams:
Click tinyurl-Link - Wie gehabt über Hfk-Teamsaccount.
Externer Zugang zu Teams (nur über Google Chrome und Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer):
Click tinyurl-Link - Click Option "Stattdessen im Web teilnehmen" - beliebigen Namen eingeben - Mikrofon lautlos stellen (Regler im Fenster rechts) - Click "Jetzt teilnehmen" - Ggf. warten bis die Moderation Einlass gewährt.
An award winning artist of Cameroonian and Chadian ancestry, Pierre-Christophe Gam is a polymath artist and a future thinker. Trained at the Ecole Nationale Superieure and at the Central Saint Martin’s, his work draws from Africa’s rich pre-colonial heritage to create physical and virtual spaces that foster learning, connection, and imagination.
It has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Reim, at the Addis Foto fest and at the Unseen Photo Festival in Amsterdam amongst others.
Beatrace Angut Lorika Oola
Beatrace Angut Oola is an interdisciplinary fashion curator, creative consultant, lecturer and advocate, out of Germany. Her Award Winning platform Fashion Africa Now is breaking stereotypes and changes narrative looking through the lens of fashion at socio-political issues and claiming the African aesthetic. She has spearheaded the conversation around inclusivity, curated exhibitions in Germany and worked on knowledge exchange projects in Africa and has also championed best in class practitioners in the diaspora.