?? full moons later /letters from etokobarek (europe)-2013-2014 [excerpt]

?? Full moons later / Letters from Etokobarek( Europe) is a multimedia experience,
a fragmentary narrative born from recorded happenstances, diary notes and negotiations
following major personal and collective experiences between 2013 and 2014.
The installation which has as starting point, lived experiences, also draws from dreams,
rituals and a re-appropriation of recounted histories.
The project continues my quest for negotiations, coexistence and relationships between
subjective and objective realms.
The collected materials are intuitively intertwined or woven. via basic analogue mechanics,
sculpture, video, sound, scribblings, text and photography in a fashion that not only obscures
the boundaries between the employed media but could also distort the notion of the real and
the illusory.The studio tryout was  installed in two seperate spaces of close proximity

Room 1
(wires,motors,light,video,sound,found objects,scribblings…)

documentation view; studio-photography

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Room 2: photo/video documentation of the process / traces (excerpt)

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photo documentation (3)

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in addition to video and photographic documentation of the process/ build up
to the installation in room 1, live audio recording from room 1 installation
(mix of 4 stereo set up + room acoustics) is transmited via fm receivers (headphones)
in room 2. These sounds are mapped in space with original stereo files I listened to while I 
scribbled initial material in installation room 1. Both sound sources are assigned to
different fm tramsmiters and switch as one moves across the room.
Using drawing materials,(oil pastels, oil sticks, charcoal, ink) some visitors leave
traces/ lines on wall paper based on what they hear/feel…
The traces might be used in subsequent presentations or not,

traces from visitors during  first studio presentation (excerpt)

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other: performance and film

fmllfe elements 4 room other

links

video documentation (studio view) https://vimeo.com/117768646

https://soundcloud.com/emkaleyongakpa/dis-sonic-rituals-i

dis sonic rituals 240x320mm

wata culture 240×320 mm

project overview pdf full moons later – letters from etokobarek

Diary of KHaL!A (video poems)

“Diary of KHaL!A” (2013) (video poems/ conversational diaries)
3/9 video poems / experimental films, forms a part of Em’kal Eyongakpa video works based on audiovisual transcriptions of moments experienced.

state[s]

state[s]https://soundcloud.com/emkaleyongakpa/kattu-bateau

Kattu bateau 1 excerpt is a subjective experimental composition from State[s] project (states of the state) from Cameroon field recordings between 2009-2012.
Composed entirely from urban soundscapes.

she moves

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She moves (Phase I)
2010-2013 (photography / video/ sculpture/ sound)

6000 photographs, approximately 2,300km selected routes in the congo basin rain forest.

An attempt to re-capture a feeling I had as a child, driving through these forests with my parents. An unknown spirit of moving trees.The mosaics created from her moving stills tend to stop or reduce  individual pictorial  movements, evoking the struggles between  basic impressions and the institutionalised norm.

The photographs were later on printed on transparent film and coated with epoxy resin.

02 mixed media installations

breathe I  & breathe II

7 she moves a2aUntitled 4 (from she wants to move) (13cmx20cm)x16 (2012), photography
7 she moves a3Untitled3 (from she wants to move) (13cmx20cm)x19 (2011), photography 7 she moves a3aUntitled6 (from she wants to move) (13cmx20cm)x19 (2013), photography 7 she moves a3bUntitled5 (from she wants to move) (13cmx20cm)x27 (2013), photography

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documentation/installation view (prints on epoxy resin)

z documentation view (17)

z documentation view (2)

z documentation view (3)

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mixed media installations (breathe I & II)

z installation view (000)

simulation (digital) “breathe I video sculpture” (study)

z installation view (6)

breathe II (installation view) mixed media installation 2013

pdf she moves phase I, Em’kal Eyongakpa

“a suivre” (study)

2012-2013 (video installation)

“A suivre!” is a French expression that could be translated as to be continued, to be followed or to be listened to.
The question becomes “what is to be continued”, is it the events in the audio? / the piece itself? Or “what is to be followed closely? Is it the distorted dialogue? / the links between the ephemeral nature of the spoken word and smoke? / the basic idea that one breeds the other…or the visual elements with layers of abyss and beauty that questions the superficial appearance and what lies beneath…Is the apparent ephemeral really ephemeral?

How hot can an ephemeral political speech be and what amount of smoke can it breed?“

A suivre!, 2012, (33’33’’video loop, audio with overlapping excerpts from historic pro-conflict speeches of politicians, recorded between 1940 and 2012).

7b a suivre 4“a suivre” (video installation, 33:33 [study])

https://vimeo.com/46571595

naked routes






2011-20?? (photography/video)

On these routes lay memories…

memories embedded in concrete, steel, wood…

on these routes lay stories…experienced, recounted, untold…

these routes lay struggles…lies…blood…

these routes I perform a ritual…

I might not tell your story by getting naked for you…

I only do this in remembrance of you…

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4b chronicles of khalia I 4chroniches of khalia I

video link

https://vimeo.com/36300817

4a 01 naked routes  1 (1)untitled 1, ( naked routes), Location, german bridge mamfe

4a 01 naked routes  1 (9)untitled 4, ( naked routes), Location, german bridge mamfe

4a 01 naked routes  1 (11)untitled 6, (series; naked routes), Location, bimbia slave village ruins

4a 01 naked routes  1 (7)untitled 11, (series; naked routes), Location, bimbia slave village ruins

4a 01 naked routes  1 (6)untitled 10, (series; naked routes), Location, bimbia slave village ruins

4a 01 naked routes  1 (14)untitled 15, ( naked routes), Location, edea

untitled 16, ( naked routes), Location, chateau de chevigny

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untitled 20, ( naked routes), Location, chateau de chevigny

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 naked routes excerpt pdf naked routes, 2011, Em’kal Eyongakpa