E-theater

The Operating Room

 

Body | Machine | Location

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Home appliance manuals

-Ventilator

-Thermometer

-Measuring tape

-Clock

-Wedge

-Ineos 1:59 challenge, 2019

-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

-Rocks

-c.2004 High school love notes on Floppy disk

-Ebony magazine embedded sound chip

-Mpesa kiosks

-Digital & slide projectors

-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

-Animal migration patterns

 

 

 

Architecture

The Living Room

Nairobi City County: Public Space Inventory and Assessment: UN-Habitat


Cave/Bush/Camp/Market/Library/Playground/Park/Digital/Historical/Industrial
Quarantine/Residential/Kikuyu-gothic/Faux-Cobusier/Singabore/Miscellaneous

 


  • -COVID-19 Quarantine Centers: Kenya
  • -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
  • -Jamhuri Park: Ngong 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
  • -Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Centre for Geographic Medicine Research: 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: East Africa
  • -Sunken Car Park: Aga Khan Walk, CBD
  • -Ligi Ndogo sports ground: Ngong Road
  • -Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA): Kangundo Road
  • -Ngatataek town, Kajiado County
  • -Jackie Karuti- I’ve Been Working on Some MAGIC | *you are here*

 

 

The Viewing room

The viewing room

2020

 

 

  • -The Woman by the Window: Coco Fusco
  • Flotsam Jetsam: David Kelley and Patty Chang
  • -Richard Avedon, James Baldwin: Nothing Personal
  • Immortality for All: A film trilogy on Russian Cosmism: Anton Vidokle
  • -Soshite Chichi ni Naru (Like Father, Like Son): dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Silk Pavilion II: Neri Oxman
  • -Time. Space. Existence: Balkrishna Doshi 
  • -Landless (Chão): dir. Camila Freitas
  • -Cuba, an African Odyssey: dir. Jihan El-Tahri
  • -Europa ’51: dir. Roberto Rossellini
  • -Meet the Curator: Shubigi Rao With Kochi Biennale Foundation
  • -An Opera of the World: dir. Manthia Diawara
  • The Giverny Document: dir. Ja’Tovia Gary
  • -Millennium Actress: dir. Satoshi Kon
  • -Minor Matter: Ligia Lewis
  • -John Akomfrah in conversation with Tina Campt, Ekow Eshun & Saidiya Hartman
  • -Self Unfinished (1998): Xavier Le Roy
  • -Kiki’s Delivery Service: dir. Hayao Miyazaki
  • Okwui Okpokwasili
  • Poor People’s TV Room: Okwui Okpokwasili & Peter Born
  • -La Siesta: dir. Federico Luis Tachella
  • -Los Gatos: dir. Alejandro Ríos
  • 24 Frames Per Century: dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari
  • -The Epic of Everest, 1924: dir. Captain John Noel
  • -Shiraz: A Romance of India, 1928: dir. Franz Osten
  • -Our Little Sister: dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • -Love is the Message, the Message is Death: Arthur Jafa 
  • -Audre Lorde- The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992: dir. Dagmar Schultz
  • -Geographies of Racial Capitalism with Ruth Wilson Gilmore: An Antipode Foundation film
  • -Grey Matter (Matière Grise): dir. Kivu Ruhorahoza
  • -Fúria: Lia Rodrigues
  • -Yugoslavia- How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body: dir. Marta Popivoda
  • Seaside library with board-marked concrete walls
  • -Son of Gone Fishin’: Trisha Brown
  • -One Flat Thing: William Forsythe
  • -Hyenas- dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty
  • -The Stuart Hall Project- dir. John Akomfrah
  • -The Last Angel of History- dir. John Akomfrah
  • -Félicité- dir. Alain Gomis
  • -Black Panthers- dir. Agnès Varda
  • -Muhammad Ali, The Greatest- dir. William Klein
  • -Funk lessons: Adrian Piper
  • How Clouds are Formed: Jackie Karuti

2019

 

2018

  • The Planets- chapter32: Jackie Karuti
  • NOWNESS
  • -Göran Olsson: Concerning Violence
  • -Chris Marker: Sans Soleil
  • -Manifesto: Julian Rosefeldt
  • -Life of Imitation: Ming Wong
  • Rebirth is Necessary: Jenn Nkiru
  • -Georges Méliès
  • -24 Frames: Abbas Kiarostami
  • -Medicine for Melancholy: Barry Jenkins
  • -Prison Images: Harun Farocki
  • More Sweetly Play The Dance: William Kentridge
  • -Moving text at airports & supermarket check-out counters
  • -Out Film Festival Nairobi- 2018 film selections
The Listening room

The listening room

2020

Defrosting Freezer: 30.08.20 | 10am-7pm

 

 

 

  • -Audiogyan podcast: Goan architecture and more with Meetu Akali
  • -Wildebeest stampede
  • Imagine Otherwise: Tina Campt on Listening to Images
  • Phonic Substance: Arthur Jafa
  • -Hyènes OST: Wasis Diop
  • -A game of hide & seek and ‘Red light/Green light’
  • Mind and soul 5: Do Kenyan schools teach only theory?: Wandia Njoya
  • Safari (ya Bamba ni machero): Muungano National Choir
  • -Ya Jean: Madilu System
  • FESTAC ’77: PASS playlist-Chimurenga
  • Desert Island Discs– Professor Stuart Hall
  • -Bank & visa queue number call-out machine
  • -Conspiracy theories re: COVID-19
  • -Julius Eastman
  • Deluxe Edition Double CD set: The Laurence Rassel Show. The Post-Feminist Radio Drama Assassinated Before Broadcast: Laurence Rassel & Terre Thaemlitz
  • DVD: En Atendant & Cesena: A Choreographer’s Score- Interviews with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Björn Schmelzer by Bojana Cvejić; Recording & editing by Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes

 

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
  • Vinyl: Tribute to Mzee Kenyatta: St Stephens Church Choir-Conducted by Darius Mbela
  • Podcast: Otherwise: Episode 86: The New Curriculum
  • NTS Live

 

 

 

2018

Projector humming

 

 

 

 

 


Poetry by J.Ivy | Original sound module embedded inside Ebony magazine c.2005

 

Black history can’t be confined by one month

Because Black history is made every single day

In so many different ways

From the baby sitter to the surgeon

From the musician to the teacher, the student, the astronaut, the poet, the preacher

Those remind the world how beautiful Black really is

The Reading room

The reading room

2020

  • -Hapticity and Time. Notes on Fragile Architecture: Juhani Pallasmaa
  • In The Den of the Alchemist: Souleymane Bachir Diagne
  • -Fate Work: A Conversation between Valentina Desideri and Stefano Harney
  • Semiotics of the Cod: João Pedro Vale & Nuno Alexandre Ferreira
  • -Black Visual Frequency: A Glossary: Tina Campt
  • The university is dead; long live the university: Wandia Njoya
  • -Public Sphere by Performance: Bojana Cvejić & Ana Vujanović
  • -E-ducating the gaze: The idea of a poor pedagogy: Jan Masschelein
  • -Beyond The River Yei. Life in the land where sleeping is a disease: Binyavanga Wainaina
  • -The Re-Enchantment of Humanism: An Interview with Sylvia Wynter: David Scott
  • The Ignorant Dramaturg: Bojana Cvejić
  • -Moving as Thing. Choreographic Critiques of the Object: André Lepecki
  • -Sculpture in the Expanded Field: Rosalind Krauss
  • Thought is a Material: Talking with Mel Bochner about Space, Art, and Language: Alexander Kranjec
  • -Black visuality and the practice of refusal: Tina Campt
  • -Form & Object. A Treatise on Things: Tristan Garcia
  • De-Territorializing the Child: Towards a Theory of Affect in Educational Philosophy and Research: Marta Pires
  • -Städelschule Lectures: 2019-1999
  • -Duty Free Art. Art in the age of planetary civil war: Hito Steyerl
  • Cinephilia and Monstrosity: The Problem of Cinema in Deleuze’s Cinema Books: Claire Perkins
  • -The House of Hunger: Dambudzo Marechera
  • -En atendant & Cesena: A Choreographer’s Score: Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker & Bojana Cvejić
  • -Festac ’77: Chimurenga
  • -Maps And Wander Lines: Fernand Deligny
  • -(panic) shopping list(s)
  • -No Roses from My Mouth: Poems from Prison: Dr. Stella Nyanzi
  • Listening to Images: Tina M. Campt
  • -In the Wake: On Blackness and Being: Christina Sharpe
  • -Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance: Bojana Cvejić
  • Towards a Poetics of Imagination. On Mette Edvardsen’s poetry and its penchant to imagine a clandestine side to things: Bojana Cvejić
  • -Walenisi: Katama Mkangi
  • -The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study Stefano Harney and Fred Moten
  • -Deutscher Pavillon 2013, La Biennale di Venezia: Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, Dayanita Singh
  • ArtAsiaPacific
  • Monoskop

 

 

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
  • -The Adventures of Thiga: C.M Mureithi
  • -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 (Book)
  • -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 1-8

 

2018

  • -Felwine Sarr & Bénédicte Savoy: The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage. Toward a New Relational Ethics
  • -Jonathan Gathaara Sölanke Fraser: FOSSILS (or the movement of an image across a field of memory)
  • -Michelle Angwenyi: BIRD. an alternative thesis
  • -Neo Sinoxolo Musangi: Homing with My Mother / How Women in My Family Married Women
  • African Art Since 1992: A Timeline of Momentous Events in And Around The Continent
  • -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
  • Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh