The live stream is now over. Missed it? Check back next week to watch some of the programme back.
The live stream will present a series of online activities around the exhibition Aàdesokan - Fordili: A Cenotaphic Allusion to Cognition at Het Stenen Hoofd in Amsterdam. The series by Aàdesokan is a result of an active observation of the streets of Lagos. Here, the story of Fordili, a fictional character and imagined representation of the Lagos street hustlers is portrayed through a stone head imaginary allusion.
During a 24-hours live stream, we take you to this symbolic place in Lagos, a transitory place for the city. While observing the streets of Lagos via a real-time webcam connection, we learn more about the photo series and the installation presented at the public space Het Stenen Hoofd in Amsterdam through a series of online activities.
As we see Fordili so, from the series Fordili - A Cenotaphic Allusion to Cognition, 2016 © Aàdesokan / courtesy of the artist.
The highlight of the live stream is the Q&A with Azu Nwagbogu, Founder and Director of African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) in Lagos. Aàdesokan will reflect on the photographers' relationship towards its subject and the perils of storytelling.
Also part of the live stream is the video Do you see Fordili? The video shows the unending intensity of hustling on the streets of Lagos and tries to embody the idea of Fordili’s being in the absence of Fordili really existing. The montage is compiled and created by video artists Rebizm with musical contributions by Lagos based artists joeyDECORUM, Deelokz, psiv and Yakeeb.
Alongside the 24h live stream, we present a loop of images, videos, music and sounds.
24 hours webcam street view
Q&A (on repeat)
Installation video (on repeat)
Video Do you see Fordili? (on repeat)
Playlist curated by Aàdesokan (on repeat)
The exhibition is made possible by Gemeente Amsterdam, Stadsdeel West.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.
In 2021 Foam receives additional support from Kickstart Cultuurfonds and the Mondriaan Fund.