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Christine Ayo

Ikoce Volume I

Doc. expérimental | mp4 | couleur | 10:48 | Ouganda | 2020

An uncanny narrator searches for the meaning and form of a mysterious cultural performance speculated to have started after the second world war, in Northern Uganda. As the search unfolds, the film sonically and anecdotally questions notions of cultural legacy, kinship, individual and collective memory.

Ayo is a Ugandan born visual artist and filmmaker currently based in The Netherlands. Her practice is based on a desire to seek out counter narratives, and to explore both pleasurable as well as uncomfortable ways of re-telling histories. Recent projects investigate intangible forms of cultural heritage and informal knowledge production held by unofficial bodies. Ayo holds an MA in Fine Art (cum laude) from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam.