How To Live Together: Prototypes

A project by Christian Nyampeta consisting of an exhibition, various offerings and gatherings around a living room, and a magazine launch.
July – August 2014
The Showroom, London

1: Prototypes, produced with Ada Court, Westminster Adult Education Service, Fourth Feathers Youth Club, The Marylebone Project and Kana London.

2. Exhibition view, alongside Werker Magazine: Community Darkroom

Christian Nyampeta works across art, design and theory, in search of a new narration of How To Live Together. Nyampeta convenes the Nyanza Working Group of Another Roadmap School, runs Radius, an online and occasionally inhabitable radio station, and he is completing a PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Prix de Rome 2015
Exhibition views, 20 November 2015 – 17 January 2016
De Appel Art Centre,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Photography: Daniel Nicolas

Prototypes for New Habits

May – August 2014
Contribution to New Habits, the research exhibition conceived and curated by Binna Choi.
Installation view including work by Andrea Büttner and Korean union organiser Jinsuk Kim

Casco—Office for Art, Design and Theory, the Netherlands
Lange Nieuwstraat 7, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Photo by Niels Molenaar

Infinite Gentleness: The Sound and Image of Don Cherry

An intimate listening session in sound and image focussing on the life and work of the jazz musician Don Cherry, presented by Anjalika Sagar, Kodwo Eshun and Christian Nyampeta.
With a screening of People to Be Resembling (2012), a film by The Otolith Group, and a conversation between Anjalika Sagar, Kodwo Eshun and Christian Nyampeta. Food and drinks will be served. Due to the domestic environment of the event, attendance is on reservation only.

Tuesday 7 June 2016, 7pm – 11pm
7 Camden Hill Gate, Duchess of Bedford’s Walk, London W8 7QH

Image: People to be Resembling (film still), 2012 by The Otolith Group, original photography by Isio Saba. Copyright the artists, courtesy the artists and Project 88

Sometimes It Was Beautiful

A film about a meeting between improbable friends, who gather to watch I fetischmannens spår (In the Footsteps of the Witch Doctor), the first of the six films by the Swedish cinematographer Sven Nykvist that he made in or about Congo between 1948 and 1952.

The film is commissioned by Maria Lind at Tensta konsthall, as part of Sites of the Future, a wider cooperation including the Stockholm County Museum, People’s Houses and Parks, the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, the People’s House in Hallstavik and the Local Heritage Association in Häverödal.

Life after Life
, 2016, 18 min.
Life after Life is a film featuring artist Bisan Hussam Abu Eisheh, based on the 1992 film Guelwaar by Ousmane Sembene in which a man is buried in the wrong grave. As a sequel, Life after Life commences when its protagonist wakes up in the wrong heaven, and must find how to get by in this unforeseen condition. The film is developed alongside a system of signage produced for the Jerusalem Show VIII, curated by Vivian Ziherl. Previously titled The Herafter, Life after Life is a commission of Al-Ma'mal Foundation, produced with the support of the Mondriaan Fund.

Comment vivre ensemble
, 2015, 30 min.
Conversations and commentaries on the role of rhythm in the shaping of our subjects, our communities and our localities.
With a.o. philosopher Isaïe Nzeyimana at his home in Butare, Rwanda; philosopher Obed Quinet Niyikiza at his home in Butare, Rwanda and philosopher Fabien Hagenimana at INES-Ruhengeri in Rwanda.
In conversation with artist Christian Nyampeta.

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