NIGER DELTA FLOW: Video and Installation works by Zina Saro-Wiwa
Boys’ Quarters Project Space is delighted to present Niger Delta Flow: New Video and Installation Works by Zina Saro-Wiwa. This is Boys’ Quarters fourth exhibition and features new video works made by Zina Saro-Wiwa in the Niger Delta. The show is an opportunity to share with her community the works she is in the Niger Delta creating that are destined for museums in the United States. It gives us a taste of her practice which is concerned with the dynamics of self and environment, the relationship between the personal and the political as well as the role of performance in everyday rituals.
Zina is animated by the question of the Niger Delta identity, which she feels is consumed by the war around oil. “I find this identity limiting and not remotely generative. I am interesting in exploring other environmentalisms through invoking and exposing our own customs and practices and allowing them to do the talking for the region.”
Works on display are a selection from her new multichannel series Table Manners (2014/15); a new film titled Niger Delta: A Documentary (2015), a fibre installation work titled “Mine” (2015) and in the Windowall Gallery a single channel video from 2011 Sarogua Mourning. Download gallery notes here.