WORKSHOP FOR LOCA
TUNING IN – OTHER WAYS OF SEEING 2
In March 2020 Ebba Moi and Helen Eriksen from Tenthaus was invited by Anawana Haloba and Livingstone Office for Contemporary Arts (LOCA), Zambia, to hold the second version of the workshop Tuning In-Other Ways of Seeing. In December 2019 an open call for the workshop were sent out, and from where 15 participants were picked. They are all significant artists diverse in age and background:
Megan McNamara, artist and filmmaker (Cape Town, South Africa), Dominic Nshimba web developer and LOCA team member (Livingstone, Zambia), Emeldah Mpilipili aspiring curator and organizer (Livingstone, Zambia), Mwape Mumbi (Kabwe Zambia) aspiring curator, Isaac Kalambata, artist (Lusaka Zambia), Stephane Kabila, philosopher and curator (Lubumbashi, DR Congo), Lucas Ngoma, filmmaker (Livingstone, Zambia), Bwanga ”Benny Blow” Kapumpa, fiction writer (Lusaka Zambia), Patrick Haloba, poet and writer (Livingstone, Zambia) with guest artist Emma Wolukau – Wanambwa and film maker Nelson Sisi also team member of LOCA.
Together with Moi and Eriksen the participants went through participatory and exchange modes of (collective) learning/teaching. These three intensive workshop weeks were supposed to end with a final exhibition in the National Art Gallery in Livingstone, opening on the 26.3.2020. Due to COVID19 situation this exhibition is postponed until the pandemic situation is stabilized.
LOCA is at the moment building up a curriculum for an alternative informal school of thought. In August 2019, the first episode was initiated towards this development under the same title and led by Romeo Gongora. The project is set up as a three weeks residency in which invited established artists, art historians and curators whose works LOCA find of significance meet and work together with emerging artists mainly from the region and the continent.
The travel was supported by OCA – Office for contemporary Art International Support.