E-theater

The Operating Room

 

Body | Machine | Location

There is no stage. There is no beginning nor ending. The play has already started.

 

-Ineos 1:59 challenge, 2019- Eliud Kipchoge becomes first human to run a marathon in under two hours (1:59:40)

-2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census

-(CBC) Competency Based Curriculum- Kenya’s new education system est. in 2017

-#kot (Kenyans on Twitter)

-Dr. Stella Nyanzi- Jailed for cyber harassment

-VFS & TLS visa application centres- Nairobi

-Helical spring

-c.2004 High school love notes on Floppy disk

-Ebony magazine embedded sound chip

-Gearbox

-Mpesa

-Digital Projector

-Slide projector

-Mathree

-Boda-boda

-Mall checkpoints

-Weather & whether instruments

-Nyayo House (Immigration Dept.)

-Huduma Centers

-Referral hospitals

-Moi Avenue/Tom Mboya st. opposite fire-station

-Institute of Primate Research

-Mkunguni Square, Lamu

-Nairobi

 

 

Architecture

The Living Room

Cave/Bush/Camp/Market/Library/Digital/Historical/Industrial/Residential/Modernism/Kikuyu-gothic/Starchitecture



  • -Downtown/CBD: Nairobi
  • -Industrial Area: Nairobi
  • -Upperhill: Nairobi
  • -Ruaka town: Kiambu
  • -Turkana County
  • -Lamu Archipelago
  • -Dadaab Refugee Camp: Garissa
  • -Kakuma Refugee Camp: Turkana
  • -Joseph Murumbi Library: Kenya National Archives (back room)
  • -Kwani? Library
  • -Jamhuri High School: Limuru Road
  • -Delamere Flats: Milimani Road
  • -Ebrahim Supermarket
  • -McMillan Castle: Ol Donyo Sabuk
  • -Lord Egerton Castle: Nakuru
  • -Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre: Westlands
  • -FCB Mihrab: Kilimani
  • -Yaya ghost tower: Kilimani
  • -Korando Educational Centre: Kisumu
  • -Earthbag House: Kericho
  • -Green House Mall: Ngong Road
  • -Adams Arcade: Ngong Road
  • -Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa Church: Valley road
  • -St. Pauls Chapel: University Roundabout
  • -The Judiciary Museum: Supreme Court Building, City Hall Way
  • -Karen Blixen Museum: Karen
  • -State House: State House Road
  • -Nairobi National Museum- Museum Hill
  • -Kenya National Library: Upperhill
  • -Derelict Corbusier-type petrol station & hotel: Nairobi-Mombasa Highway
  • -Gikomba Market
  • -Kenyatta Market
  • -Kariokor Market
  • -Wakulima Market (Marikiti)
  • -Muthurwa Market
  • -Maasai Market
  • -YMCA building: Shauri Moyo, Eastlands
  • -Kaloleni Social Hall
  • -Kariokor Social Hall
  • -Kariokor Flats, Block B1-House no.29: Eastleigh Avenue
  • -Sacred Heart Cathedral: Kericho
  • -All Saints Cathedral: Kenyatta Avenue
  • -Ethiopian Orthodox Church: Kilimani
  • -Integrity Center: Valley Road
  • -Egerton University: Njoro
  • -University of Nairobi, Mahatma Gandhi Building: Harry Thuku Road
  • -University of Nairobi, The Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library: University Way
  • -The Mama Sarah Obama Legacy Project: Kogelo
  • -Cathedra: Turkana or Rift valley (coming soon)
  • -Turkwel Hydroelectric Power Station: West Pokot
  • -Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant & Spa: Naivasha
  • -The Nay Palad Bird Nest: Segera, Laikipia
  • -Saba Studios: Lamu
  • -Sarakasi Dome: Ngara
  • -Diamond Plaza: Parklands
  • -Kenyan Police Stations
  • -National Cereals and Produce Board building: Embakasi & Eldoret
  • -National Cereals and Produce Board silos: Kitale
  • -Olivado Domes-Avocado bio-gas plant: Murang’a
  • -Nairobi-Mombasa Standard Gauge Railway & Terminus
  • -The Aga Khan University Hospital: 3rd Parklands Avenue
  • -Ololua Radioactive Waste Laboratory
  • -Namanga Regional Animal Quarantine Facility
  • -Lothagam North Pillar Burial Site: Turkana
  • -Lithophones: Rock Gongs of Lewa Downs: Lewa Conservancy
  • -Moi International Sports Centre: Kasarani
  • -Silole Sanctuary: Rongai
  • -Crave Kitchen: Kikuyu Town
  • -Cave Bureau: Rose Avenue
  • -Tree Tops Hotel: Nyeri
  • -Nanyuki Simba Lodge: Nanyuki
  • -Rahimtulla Trust Library: Mfangano Street
  • -Konokono Vaccination and Educational Clinic: Turkana
  • -Export Processing Zone: Athi River
  • -Mt. Suswa caves: The Great Rift-Valley, Narok
  • -Paradise Lost caves: Kiambu
  • -Hell’s Gate National Park: Lake Naivasha
  • -Italian Prisoners Of War Catholic Church: The Great Rift-Valley, Maai Mahiu rd.
  • -Don Bosco Catholic Church: Upperhill
  • -The East Africa Swaminarayan Satsang Temple: Forest Road
  • -Oshwal Center: Westlands
  • -Siri Guru Singh Sabha: Nairobi
  • -Njuri Ncheke shrines: Meru
  • -Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s House: Limuru Uplands
  • -Intona Ranch/Joseph & Sheila Murumbi’s House: Trans Mara, Narok
  • -Embassy of Switzerland: Rosslyn Green Estate
  • -African Heritage House: Kitengela
  • -Bomas of Kenya: Langata
  • -Petanns Driving School & Computer College Building: Kasarani
  • -Gurudwara Sikh Temple: Westlands
  • -Free Masons Lodges: Nairobi, Eldoret, Kisumu, Mombasa
  • -Luigi Broglio Space Center, Malindi
  • -Nyali Bridge
  • -Kilifi Bridge
  • -The Nairobi Arboretum: State House Rd
  • -Nairobi Lunar Park: Haile Selassie Avenue
  • -Uhuru Park: Nairobi CBD
  • -Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park: Langata
  • -Desert Museum: Loiyangalani
  • -Rabai Museum: Mombasa
  • -Mijikenda Kayas- Kilifi District
  • -Fort Jesus: Mombasa
  • -Gedi Ruins: Kilifi
  • -Kilindini Bar: Mombasa
  • -Lamu Floating Bar: Indian Ocean
  • -Tatu City: Ruiru
  • -Duck architecture/decorated sheds: The Annual ASK Nairobi International Trade Fair
  • -Konza Technology City (Silicon Savannah). Makueni County
  • -All Railway stations between Nairobi-Mombasa & Nairobi-Kisumu
  • -Ilemi Triangle
  • -Jackie Karuti- I’ve Been Working on Some MAGIC | *you are here*

 

 

The Viewing room

The viewing room

2019

 

 

  • -Mati Diop: Atlantique
  • -Alain Resnais: Hiroshima mon amour
  • -Bong Joon-ho: Flood scene in Parasite
  • -Jean-Luc Goddard: Le livre d’image (The Image Book)
  • -Roy Andersson: Marriage sequence in You, the Living (Du Levande)
  • -Patricio Guzmán: Nostalgia for the Light
  • -Laurie Anderson: Home Of The Brave, 1986
  • A Conversation: Saidiya Hartman & Arthur Jafa
  • -Emeka Ogboh: Food for Thought
  • Dr. Stella Nyanzi: court speech-Aug 2019. *Viva Dr. Stella Nyanzi*
  • The Way Things Go: Peter Fischli and David Weiss
  • -Lecture: Carrie Mae Weems
  • Otobong Nkanga: Bruises and Lustre
  • -Gus Van Sant: Elephant
  • -Agnès Varda: L’une chante, l’autre pas
  • -Claire Denis: 35 Shots of Rum
  • -Josephine Decker: Madeline’s Madeline
  • -Lee Chang-dong: Burning
  • -Hirokazu Kore-eda: Shoplifters
  • Arthur Jafa: Not All Good, Not All Bad
  • -V for VendettaDirected by James McTeigue & written by the Wachowski’s
  • Hito Steyerl: How Not to be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File, 2013
  • -What is Contemporary: Hito Steyerl
  • -The Clouds: Nairobi sky
  • Wakaliwood
  • Planetary Pursuits: Shuddhabrata Sengupta
  • -How Clouds are Formed: Jackie Karuti
  • Louisiana Channel
  • -Waiting for the Artist: Documentary Now!
  • MUBI
  • -Walk-by cinema: Tv’s for sale @ Anisuma’s, CBD-Kimathi Street
  • -Autopsy: Jackie Karuti
  • Experimental Film Society
  • -Fossils: Jackie Karuti

 

2018

    • -Göran Olsson: Concerning Violence
    • -Chris Marker: Sans Soleil
    • -Manifesto: Julian Rosefeldt
    • -Life of Imitation: Ming Wong
    • -Georges Méliès
    • -Abbas Kiarostami
    • -Barry Jenkins
    • -Prison Images: Harun Farocki
    • -Moving text at airports & supermarket check-out counters
    • -Out Film Festival Nairobi- 2018 film selections
The Listening room

The listening room

2019

 

-Rain in Nairobi: 29.04.19 | 20:53

 

-Laurie Anderson

-Pauline Oliveros & Ione

-Éliane Radigue

-Podcast: ArtAsiaPacific: Reading Raqs

-Podcast: Corpus: a podcast about visual arts in Eastern Africa. Hosted by Nyambura Mutanyi & Don Handa

-Storytelling: Bizuayehu and Tarik by Robel Temesgen

-Podcast: Nipe Story: Tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina by Billy Kahora

-Podcast: Emeka Okereke in conversation with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung. Full version

Vinyl: Tribute to Mzee Kenyatta: St Stephens Church Choir-Conducted by Darius Mbela

Podcast: Otherwise: Episode 86: The New Curriculum

-Machine: Projector

2018

NTS Live

The Reading room

The reading room

2019

  • -Shin Egashira: Before Object, After Image. 1996 – 2006 Koshirakura Landscape
  • -Kodwo Eshun: More Brilliant than the Sun; Adventures in Sonic Fiction
  • -Fernand Deligny: Maps & Wander Lines
  • -Sophie Podolski: The country where everything is permitted
  • Grace Ndiritu: Institutional Critique: Racism & Spiritual Practice in the Art World, 2019
  • -Tim Ingold: Lines-a Brief History, The Life of Lines, Being Alive, Making
  • -IKON: second series #1. Fall/Winter 1982-83
  • -The Sarai Reader book series
  • -K-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher
  • -Capitalist Realism: Mark Fisher
  • -The Essential Writings of Marcel Duchamp: Edited by Michel Sanouillet & Elmer Peterson
  • -Sinazo Chiya: 9 More Weeks
  • eflux: Anton Vidokle and Hito Steyerl- Cosmic Catwalk and the Production of Time
  • eflux: Raqs Media Collective- Stammer, Mumble, Sweat, Scrawl, and Tic
  • -Visual Culture: the reader. Edited by Jessica Evans & Stuart Hall
  • Ibraaz: Contemporary Visual Culture in North Africa & The Middle East
  • KADIST: A Distinct Itinerary in. Space and. Time.
  • -Ngũgĩ wa Mirii: On Literacy Content, 1979
  • -James Muriuki & Syowia Kyambi: Layers
  • -Chimurenganyana: When you kill us we Rule! Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s last interview. By Keziah Jones
  • -Monsieur Antipyrine’s Manifesto: Tristan Tzara
  • -Texte Zur Kunst: Globalisms
  • -Ashraf Jamal: In The World. Essays on Contemporary South African Art
  • -Àsìkò: residency notes
  • -Co.@rtnews
  • -Jackie Karuti: The Address
  • -Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2018 catalog: Possibilities for a non-alienated life
  • -Jackie Karuti responding to Wolfang Tillmans’ work: What else can a photograph be?
  • Kwani? journal: Books 1-7

 

2018

 

    • -Soul of a Nation. Art in the Age of Black Power: Edited by Mark Godfrey & Zoé Whitley
    • -Museum fur Volkerkunde, Frankfurt-Signs: Art from East Africa 1974 – 1989
    • -Dak’Art Biennale 2018 Catalog
    • -The Invention of Zimbabwe: The Chronic, Chimurenga-April, 2018
    • -XiBARUU TEERE YI(‘Chronic Books’ in Wolof): What can African Writers Learn from Cheikh Anta Diop?
    • -A Path Not Taken: The Story of Joseph Murumbi. Africa’s Greatest Private Cultural Collector and Kenya’s Second Vice-president. Anne Thurston
    • -9 Weeks: Hansi Momodu-Gordon
    • -Purple: John Akomfrah
    • -documenta 14: Daybook & Reader
    • -SOUTH as a state of mind
    • -Àsìkò: on the future of artistic and curatorial pedagogies in Africa
    • -Curriculum of Connections. Focus: Education- Contemporary &: Special documenta 14 edition
    • -Condition Report: symposium on building Art institutions in Africa. Edited by Koyo Kouoh