ngoketunja unsung heroes/ “going green paradox”

2011 (photography)

Ngoketunga is a locality in the northwest region of Cameroon with a long unconscious eco-culture consisting of mainly women and children riding bicycles. I was struck by many of such unsung heroes as far as green-talks or sustainable world practices are concerned contrary to many over publicized sustainable world projects consisting mainly of big talk/small action and related paradoxes.Despite an increasing media awareness of green-projects geared at attaining a sustainable world, we see reluctance on the part of most people living in our rapidly degrading world.The series attempts a conceptual, fictional/staged/documentary photographic representation of paradoxes and ironies surrounding many overpublicized sustainable world NGO and projects, opposed to some unsung durable world practices in Africa and the world at large.The body of work comprises two main parts; the first having a conceptual approach with some visual paradoxes while the second has elements of documentary photography with an intention of presenting both parts as opposites.

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Ngoketunja unsung heroes( Going green paradox) 2011-Untitled   (8) Ngoketunja unsung heroes( Going green paradox) 2011-Untitled   (11) Ngoketunja unsung heroes( Going green paradox) 2011-Untitled   (10) Ngoketunja unsung heroes( Going green paradox) 2011-Untitled   (9)

About Em'kal Eyongakpa

Em'kal Eyongakpa (b 1981) , Kɛnyaŋland/Dɛnyaland/ Itinerant. Approaches the experienced, the unknown, as well as collective histories through a ritual use of repetition and transformation, with interwoven installations/performances/soundscapes, that not only blurs the boundaries between employed media, but could also alter the notion of the real and the illusory. Initially trained as a botanist and ecologist, Eyongakpa switched to an interdisciplinary art pursuit, before taking even more time off for reflections around KHaL!LAND/KHaL! SHRINE/KHaL!toPIA. Selected recent exhibitions include 13th Sharjah Biennial 2017, La Biennale de Montréal 2016, 32a Bienal de São Paulo, Negotiations 1-i; Dualaland-Paris (Solo), Kadist art Foundation.

One response to “ngoketunja unsung heroes/ “going green paradox””

  1. senturyyob says :

    Good job KHALIA , the ink flows as a river to meet the ocean and seas
    deep the say but all i know is any good therm deserves and other
    we must keep the whole believe moving without sleep
    cause now is the time bro
    tomorow might be too late !
    stay blessed
    KHALIA ,peace en love

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