Engrossed
6th January, 2017 Artists

Theme:

INTERACTIONS WITH THE JOKER

 My theme centers around water. Water is a very important element in the sustainability of life on earth. There's pretty much not any way man can do without it; hence man interacts with it occasionally. 

Fela once said in a popular song of he's that "water! e no get enemy". From happily watching children playing with water guns to sadly watching the news about the casualties of a great tsunami, water can be friendly but it can also be man's greatest enemy depending on how it affects us. Not surprisingly, this is also the characteristic nature of man. Bruce Lee once said "If you put water in a cup it becomes the cup, if you put It in teapot it becomes the teapot ....be water my friend". The flexible nature of water allows it to likely assume the nature of its vessel. Man himself is a vessel and one of his major contents is blood which like water is likely to assume d nature of man himself. 

We all played card games while growing up. The joker plays an interesting role in a game. It assumes the number and shape of any card you want it to be. A similar function can be performed using the plain piece in a game of scrabble. 

I can't help but see this flexible option as a relative of the nature of water. Hence water becomes a joker and life becomes a game. How we use the joker and how it affects us is now left to us. Interactions with the joker is a series of works that depicts water being used as virtually anything to create emotions, describe situations, narrate stories etc.  Title: ENGROSSED “I’ve listened to sounds produced by the Agogo when played by professionals and amateurs. I don’t know how talented the joker is but in this piece, he has been given the power to play and its every strike at this simple instrument clearly leaves my subject engrossed in the beats by the joker.

3570
6
Nigeria
  • Title: ENGROSSED. I don’t know how talented the joker is but in this piece, he has been given the power to play and its every strike at this simple instrument clearly leaves my subject engrossed in the beats by the joker.

Average Rating

      Super Duper Creative

Total Ratings 2

      Super Duper Creative 2
      Super Creative 0
      Creative 0
      Nice Try 0
      You can do better 0