Harold Offeh in Selfie Choreography

in partnership w/ Eastside Projects

Offeh playfully explores the potential of the body, actions, and gestures as recorded through phone cameras.

Participants will take part in the workshop and then the performance.

Workshop – Ideal for performers, dancers, and selfie experts. Drawing on video art, performance and dance, up to 10 participants per workshop discover links between movement and live recording.

Performance – Each participant will then join Offeh and perform at Eastside Projects on Digbeth First Friday around the large crystalline sculpture by artist Sonia Boyce.

Digbeth First Friday 6 Mar 

Workshop 2–5pm 

Performance 6.30–7.30pm

If you wish to apply to join the session on 6th March.   please send a short expression of interest (up to 200 words) and bio (50 words) to ania@eastsideprojects.org

 

Harold Offeh (born 1977) works in a range of media including performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice. Offeh often employs humour as a means to confront the viewer with historical narratives and aspects of contemporary culture. He is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of history. Recent projects have explored encounters with museum objects and artefacts, forgotten queer histories and intersections of the body and technology. Through performance, collaboration and conversation, he develops work that responds to places, situations and histories. 

Offeh received the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists in 2019. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; South London Gallery, London; MAC VAL, Paris; Kulturhuset, Stockholm; and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.