Some of the other local artists participating in the festival include Awuor Onyango, Bazil Ngode and Chris King. They will be joined by German artists Leo Hofmann and Benjamin van Bebber of Institute of Applied Half Knowledge, an artistic research and production collective.
The festival programme consists of screenings, talks, workshops and an exhibition of the artworks as well as a performance titled Winterreise by the German artists. It is inspired by the classical composer Franz Schubert’s piece by the same name, and tackles issues like friendship and alienation across spaces. It’s a digital performance piece on drifting and nomadism.
On Wednesday at the Goethe auditorium, Victoria Herzog will talk on media and design education at 4pm; Mark Kwami, a Ghanaian-German product designer, will talk on design and technology in the African context at 6pm; Chris King will explore disorientation in digital spheres at 8pm.
On Thursday, there’ll be an open house session at Gearbox on Ngong Road at 5pm where Jepchumba will be highlighting the need for African digital content at the Goethe auditorium at 6pm; Awuor Onyango will introduce us to Makeda, her feisty rebel queen who lives on the Internet, in her digital film, Makeda’s Lair at Lavington Mall.
On Friday, will start off with an open house session at Creatives Garage at noon. Tuko Macho, the award-winning film by the art collective, the Nest, will screen at 4pm at the Goethe auditorium. Nanjala Nyabola will explore civic identities at 6pm at the samea uditorium and Bazil Ngode will talk on refutations at 8pm.
Saturday starts off with a performance of Winterreise at the courtyard between Kenindia House and Alliance Francaise followed by a talk by the German artists at noon at the Goethe auditorium; a workshop on choreographic coding at Goethe; finally, a wrap-up party at Privee on Rhapta Road.