Event date: November 20, 2021 - November 20, 2021 Export event
Oracle Afronaut is a new performance conceived by Ghanaian artist Steloolive as part of his Guest Projects Digital residency. The piece, inspired by the true story of Zambian ‘Afronaut’ Edward Mukuka Nkoloso, will be live-streamed from a 7-foot purpose-built interactive space rocket.
Built from sheet metal in collaboration with local craftsmen, the rusty texture of the spaceship will mirror that of its ‘space base’, the Nima settlement in Accra, Ghana. The transformation of the substrate, used for construction in the area yet often associated with decay and dilapidation, is intended to inspire new possibilities and reconnect the predominantly Muslim and marginalised community inhabiting this locale with the material in a positive way.
During the month of November, Guest Projects Digital has been revealing the process behind the development of Oracle Afronaut across the website and social media. The result is a dynamic convergence of sculpture, installation, performance and community engagement.
TIME: 3pm - 4pm GMT / 4pm - 5pm WAT
LOCATION: @guestprojects Instagram Live