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Wura-Natasha Ogunji's hand-stitched drawings on architectural tracing paper are inspired by daily interactions in Lagos, Nigeria.
"The drawings are perfect, they have perfectly unfolded and not in the pretty kind of way but in the truth kind of way, with uncertainty and me-ness while also being of the world that is not me at all."
Ogunji's performances explore the presence of women in public space, labor, leisure, freedom and frivolity.
Will I still carry water when I am a dead woman?
Single-channel digital video
Edition 2 of 5
"While the piece poses questions about the work of women, it is also about labor and the politics of change. How much is enough? What is the tipping point in a society where people struggle to meet basic needs? When do people have an opportunity to rest, reflect, envision, imagine, and enact another way of being? I am particularly interested in the role of women in these dialogues."
Always and Forever
Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper
48" h x 24"w