presented in partnership w/ Eastside Projects
Offeh playfully explores the potential of the body, actions, and gestures as recorded through phone cameras.
Participants took part in the workshop and then the performance.
Workshop – Ideal for performers, dancers, and selfie experts. Drawing on video art, performance and dance, up to 10 participants per workshop discovered links between movement and live recording.
Performance – Each participant then joined Offeh and performed at Eastside Projects on Digbeth First Friday around the large crystalline sculpture by artist Sonia Boyce.
Fri 6th March 2020
Harold Offeh (born 1977) works in a range of media including performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice. Offeh often employs humour as a means to confront the viewer with historical narratives and aspects of contemporary culture. He is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of history. Recent projects have explored encounters with museum objects and artefacts, forgotten queer histories and intersections of the body and technology. Through performance, collaboration and conversation, he develops work that responds to places, situations and histories.
Offeh received the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists in 2019. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; South London Gallery, London; MAC VAL, Paris; Kulturhuset, Stockholm; and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.