NEST-WORKS AND WANDER-LINES by Rahima Gambo explores the architectures of the non-verbal and non-linear story by mimicking the process of wandering and bricolage mirrored in the moving paths and nest making activities of birds, cow herds, and termites, their nests, habitats, and moving pathways. Non-verbal communication such as movement, symbols, signs gesturing, tracing, and silence are expressed in the work as a liberatory mode of being, seeing, speaking, and writing. The work ponders on the inception of language and what it means to see spatially and communicate collectively as part of a larger ecological system.
For NEST-WORKS AND WANDER-LINES Rahima Gambo invites to a 5-day WALK-WORKSHOP in Freiburg (September 6–10). During this workshop Gambo’s installation for the Biennale für Freiburg will be developed in a participatory process. The artist takes the 7 participants to individual morning walks. During these walks, materials and objects will be collected. These could be stones, leaves, sound recordings, videos, pictures, objects or texts. The collected objects will become a part of the installation “Nest-works and wander-lines”, which will also include a jointly generated video as well as musical elements. During that time, DELPHI_space will become “A Walk Space,” Gambo’s open studio and presentation space where discussions, screenings, assembling and editing will take place.
Learn more about Rahima’s work on her homepage and on the Instagram profile @walkspace.
Registration for the Walk-Workshop will be open until August 31. The workshop will start every day with morning walks and ends with daily collective gatherings at DELPHI_space between 11-1pm. Participation on all days is desired but not mandatory. We are looking forward to your registration via [email protected]
In advance of her work for the Biennale für Freiburg Rahima Gambo showed her new film “INSTRUMENTS OF AIR” at DELPHI_space on July 15th Afterwards, the artist talked with the curator and writer Aziza Harmel, member of the Curatorial Advisory Board of BfF #1, about her film as well as about her participatory project that will be realized in Freiburg in September.