<◯><◯>(or less than living more than less than living more than)
Exhibition opening: October 14th
October 14th –– December 31st
<◯><◯>(or less than living more than less than living more than) is a commissioned solo exhibition by Adjoa Armah. The artist uses the exhibition space to explore an interest in how we may develop a black historiography in relation with the temporal consciousness of sand. The proposed display invites the audience to engage with questions that have arisen out of long–term research into how materials witness life, how they can support the (re)telling of historical events, and how the reality of a place is equally defined by what happens there and what is imposed upon it from elsewhere.
The work centres around a recycled glass hourglass produced in collaboration with artist Sel Kofiga and glassblower Michael Tetteh using sand from Cape Three Points, Ghana. Known as the place on land closest to "nowhere", which is a location at sea known as Null Island (0°N 0°E), Cape Three Points has 4 European built forts within a 20 km radius and is a site from which we can reflect on the history of European presence on the African continent. The central object of the hourglass is put into correspondence with various objects, images, and responses from thinkers invited by Armah as part of a living form of research.