SMS / ANARCHONAUTS
Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism – Oakland Museum of California – Oakland, CA 2021
Parallels and Peripheries: Migration and Mobility – Kaplan Gallery – Rockville, MD 2019
Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture - Shenzhen, China 2015
-6 Photo-montages, Experimental Animation, 360 VR Experiences
These images juxtapose sites of privileged and much coveted real-estate throughout Lagos, Nigeria with colossal vertical settlements representing marginalized and impoverished communities.
It's a visual conversation on how slums are frequently viewed as unsightly eyesores to be bull-dozed, leaving their inhabitants completely displaced. This is a standard practice that occurs from Chicago to Rio de Janiero, and throughout the world.
So in this instance the dispossessed are given prominence and visibility albeit through a somewhat Dystopian vision that speaks to the fact that these communities often suffer from a lack of appropriate sanitation, electricity, medical services, and modern communications.
SMS / EKO ATLANTIC, GUERILLA MARKETING REDUX [02:30 MIN]