An Installation on Kenyan Identity
“Who I Am, Who We Are” is a project about the idea of nationhood and how this is embodied through our sense of identity and our everyday interactions. It is a concept animated by the notion that today’s world reflects a reality both multiple and unique. Nowhere is this idea truer than here, in Kenya, at 50.
The project will act as a catalyst for reflection and contribution to the conversation/debate on the path taken by Kenya since 1963 into the future, where each person has an individual responsibility to building Kenya.
“Who I Am, Who We Are” is a process based project that interrogates the interactions, which we have with others and public spaces and how these affect our sense of identity. The people of Nairobi are the focus of this pilot project.
By creating adequate spaces in different venues in Nairobi using diverse expressive tools such as Body Mapping (process and sharing with the public) and a public art intervention called ‘ In a Silent Room’, the project will bring about conversations and encourage the public to reflect on Important issues. These include, memory, identity, aspiration, change, diversity, at a time where we commemorate 50 years of Independence. The audio and visual material gathered during these projects will be the base of research on identity and will form part of publications documenting this project.
There will be a finnisage of the project this Saturday,January 25th at the Kenya Cultural Cenre ( National Theartre) from 3pm – 6pm.
Free and open to the public
Article by Wambui Kamiru
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