Eca Eps: From Chibok To Calais

Exhibition: Thurs 7 September – Sat 11 November 2017 (Tues-Sat, 12-5pm)

Additional Events:

Opening Night Launch & ‘Wall’ Event: Thurs 7 September, 6-8pm (FREE, no booking reqd)
Live Event, Moseley Road Swimming Baths’ Laundry Room (w/ Fierce Festival): Sat 21 October, 4pm (FREE, no booking reqd)
DIY Zine/Tote Bag Printmaking Workshop (w/ SHOUT Festival): Sat 11 November, 1pm-2.30pm (£2, book here)

GALLERY EXHIBITION: Thurs 7 September – Sat 11 November 2017

Ort Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition by Eca Eps, a British-Nigerian artist whose work intervenes on the shifting contest around rights and freedoms, centering on imposition, conflict and territorial struggles. Her practice often employs expansive and multi-disciplinary strategies and media including film, photography, sculpture, installation and performative action using speech and text as intervention.

In From Chibok To Calais, elements of soil and water are used to navigate the spacial and temporal process of migration by employing a tactile approach to displacement and survival. Bringing together seemingly disparate geopolitical concerns, the installation and performance interweaves the various concerns as universal. The materials present in the show are used to question the varying degrees of public participation and complicity as bystanders, opponent or activist.

LIVE EVENT: Sat 21 October, 4pm (Moseley Road Swimming Baths’ Laundry Room)

Taking momentum from one of the key issues shaping public debate, artist Eca Eps explores the chaos presented by conflict and migration and civic nationalism. Utilising elements of speech, sound and play in a participatory performance, the artist draws on the materiality of water as a leveller that cuts across territorial boundaries, with emphasis on its dualistic capacity to constitute both a barrier and a lifeline, underscored by the spatial provenance of a derelict gala pool.

Duration: approx. 30mins // No booking reqd // Limited capacity // This event is not accessible

DIY Zine/Tote Bag Printmaking Workshop Sat 11 November, 1pm-2.30pm (£2, book here)

Eca Eps in collaboration with SHOUT leads a workshop at Ort Gallery in provocative DIY printmaking, using a satirical take on anti-LGBT propaganda and helping you to design and create your own zine or tote bag to take away. All abilities welcome.