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32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust

32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust

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32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust is an independent non-profit organisation, focused on the creation and exploration of contemporary art in Uganda.

Producers of KLA ART, Kampala's public art festival and developed the KLA ART Labs alternative education program for research and critical thinking through public practice.
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Residency Reflections | Liz Kobusinge at Lugar a Dudas, Colombia

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Sofia Olascoaga Curatorial Session from the Making Things Public Labs
Sofia was Co-curator of the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo Incerteza Viva; Academic Curator at MUAC (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo – UNAM) in Mexico City, 2014–15; Research Curatorial Fellow at Independent Curators International, 2011; and Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program, 2010. She received her BFA with honors from La Esmeralda National School of Fine Arts. In 2012, she was Workshop Clinics Director at International Symposium of Contemporary Art Theory and, from 2007 to 2010, Head of Education and Public Programs at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, both in Mexico City. Sofia is a member of Another Roadmap for Arts Education, of Red de Conceptualismos del Sur, and has contributed in specific events with the network Arts Collaboratory. Her project, Between Utopia and Disenchantment (Entre utopía y desencanto), critically assesses the collective memory and genealogies stemming from intentional community models developed in Mexico in recent decades, addressing the ideas developed by Ivan Illich at the Centro Intercultural de Documentación (CIDOC) and its extended influence to Mexican and international thinkers. Sophia was one of the  co-investigator at the KLA ART Labs Making Things Public lab sessions. This is a presentation she had during one of the sessions where she spoke about her practice, curation, spaces, unlearning and alternative education.
51:20
August 13, 2020
Ericka Florez Curatorial Session from the Making Things Public Labs
Ericka’s work takes the form of performative exhibitions, public programs, and publications. As part of her curatorial work she has written and performed what she calls “danceable lectures” in which she uses her experience of listening and dancing to salsa music to explore how the experience of rhythm helps to understand -in a bodily way- the notion of antagonism and how this enriches our notion of otherness. Her texts are published in different catalogues in Colombia and abroad, and also in mediums such as Revista Errata, Arcadia, Terremoto: arte contemporáneo en las Américas, and the USB Map Initiative of the Guggenheim Museum. Her interest in art and education led her to start with colleagues(Mónica Restrepo, Herlyng Ferla and Hernán Barón) La Nocturna, a platform to experiment on discursive and pedagogical formats. As part of her exploration on how we learn through our bodies and what a new education of the senses could be, she created (together with artist Herlyng Ferla) an experimental afterschool for kids and family where she designs a curriculum of art and transdisciplinarity. Ericka was one of the co-investigator at the KLA ART Labs Making Things Public lab sessions. This is a presentation she had during one of the sessions where she details the thinking behind her practice and projects she has worked on.
45:16
August 13, 2020
Residency Reflections | Martin Kharumwa at Centre Soleil d’Afrique, Mali
Martin talks about his journey to making a piece of work based on the theme of 'Peace', the difficulty and details about the process and inspiration of the work he made.
17:56
August 6, 2020
Residency Reflections | Katesi Jaqueline at 32° East, Uganda
Katesi explored different materials and weaving mechanisms while of residency here at 32° East, she also read books, visited physical spaces and got inspiration from communities around the city. This was a presentation that took place during the KLA ART Labs Making Things Public lab sessions.
21:02
August 6, 2020
Residency Reflections | Odur Ronald at Centre Soleil d’Afrique, Mali
Odur talks about the work he made in Mali as well as the other artist and conversations that inspired the work he exhibited. This was a presentation that took place during the KLA ART Labs Making Things Public lab sessions.
12:02
August 6, 2020
Residency Reflections | Gloria Kiconco at Crater Invertido, Mexico
Gloria talks about the places she visited while in Mexico as well as the process of making her collaborative publication. This was a presentation that took place during the KLA ART Labs Making Things Public lab sessions.
22:53
August 6, 2020
Residency Reflections | Alison Nadunga at Gudskul, Indonesia
Alison talks about her moving experiences from meeting people and teaching children in Indonesia. As well as the ways she experimented with origami. This was a presentation that took place during the KLA ART Labs Making Things Public lab sessions.
18:06
August 6, 2020
Residency Reflections | Kanyike Edgar at Gudskul, Indonesia
Edgar talks about how previous KLA ART Labs session were a guiding force to how he made work and researched while on residency in Indonesia This was a presentation that took place during the KLA ART Labs Making Things Public lab sessions.
14:03
August 6, 2020
Residency Reflections | Charity Atukunda at Centre Soleil d’Afrique, Mali
Charity made fantastic observations while in Mali that inspired her to use glitter and charcoal. She talks all about it in this episode. This was a presentation that took place during the KLA ART Labs Making Things Public lab sessions.
15:29
August 6, 2020
Residency Reflections | Trevor Aloka at Casa Tres Patios, Colombia
Trevor details his interactions and thought process to what ended up inspiring his work while on residency This was a presentation that took place during the KLA ART Labs Making Things Public lab sessions.
22:40
August 6, 2020
Residency Reflections | Liz Kobusinge at Lugar a Dudas, Colombia
Liz talks about failures she faced while on residency at Lugar a Dudas using five objects from places she went and visited in Colombia  This was a presentation that took place during the KLA ART Labs Making Things Public lab sessions.
31:52
August 6, 2020
Residency Reflections | Jim Joel Nyakaana at Darb1718, Egypt
Jim Joel shares about his experience while on residency at Darb1718, talking about the connection he made, the interactions he had and the deliberate movements. This was a presentation that took place during the KLA ART Labs Making Things Public lab sessions.
09:06
August 6, 2020
Residency Reflections | M at Art Group 705, Kyrgyzstan
M talks about how she started to think about and use sound, inspired by experiences while she was on residency at Kyrgyzstan as well as the progression on her project on folklore. This was a presentation that took place during the KLA ART Labs Making Things Public lab sessions.
17:51
August 6, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | Molemo Moiloa
MADEYOULOOK is Molemo Moiloa and Nare Mokgotho. The works of MADEYOULOOK are, as the name suggests, tongue-in-cheek interventions that encourage a re-observation of and defamiliarisation with the ordinary.  Molemo and Nare were co-investigators at the Research and Concept Development lab sessions where they explored new ways of working with the 11 lab participants.
03:54
July 24, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | Nare Mokgotho
MADEYOULOOK is Molemo Moiloa and Nare Mokgotho. The works of MADEYOULOOK are, as the name suggests, tongue-in-cheek interventions that encourage a re-observation of and defamiliarisation with the ordinary. Molemo and Nare were co-investigators at the Research and Concept Development lab sessions where they explored new ways of working with the 11 lab participants.
07:11
July 24, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | Lobadys Pérez
Lobadys is a dancer and choreographer who has received formal education in contemporary dance studies at the “Colegio del Cuerpo,” (the School of the Body) and member of the International Company of Contemporary Dance led by the renowned choreographers Álvaro Restrepo and Marie France Deliuvin. He was one of the co-investigators at the Research and Concept Development lab sessions where they explored new ways of working with the 11 lab participants. Read the transcript to this episode here; https://medium.com/kla-art-labs/podcast-and-transcript-lab-session-1-reflections-lobadys-p%C3%A9rez-cb579c618885
01:52
July 24, 2020
KLA ART Labs Documentation pre-lab highlights
The KLA ART Labs Documentation pre-lab was a 3-day mini-lab session where KLA ART Labs participants and their co-investigators explored various creative, alternative and poetic ways of documentation. This episodes highlights activities that took place during these sessions. Check out the Documentation pre-lab highlights video on YouTube here
20:29
June 25, 2020
Radio Bano Balalu
Hosted by Trevor Aloka, Edgar Kanyike and Odur Ronald, joined by their co-investigators from Art Collaboratory Sari Dennise and Dominique Ratton, featuring Waysatta and Syafiatudina. On the final day of the Documentation pre-lab sessions, the group had a fun time recording this Bano Balalu radio session.  Originally broadcast on radiotropiezo.org
31:27
June 25, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | Gloria Kiconco
Poet/Essayist/Zine-maker Gloria Kiconco reflects on the KLA ART Labs Research and Concept Development lab sessions Find the transcript here Instagram: @gloria.kiconco KLA ART Labs is a 9-month program that leads up to the next edition of the KLA ART public arts festival. From 15th July – 23rd August, our 11 lab participants and their co-investigators Molemo Moiloa, Nare Mokgotho and Lobadys Perez explored new ways of working through the Research and Concept Development lab sessions. Read more about the labs on our website here; Read more reflections from the Research and Concept development labs on our KLA ART Labs blog
06:28
June 4, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | Odur Ronald
KLA ART Labs Research and Concept Development lab session reflections from painter/sculptor Odur Ronald.  Instagram: @odurart_uganda Read the transcript here KLA ART Labs is a 9-month program that leads up to the next edition of the KLA ART public arts festival. From 15th July – 23rd August, our 11 lab participants and their co-investigators Molemo Moiloa, Nare Mokgotho and Lobadys Perez explored new ways of working through the Research and Concept Development lab sessions. Read more about the labs on our website here; Read more reflections from the Research and Concept development labs on our KLA ART Labs blog
02:52
June 4, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | Martin Kharumwa
Martin Kharumwa is a multidisciplinary creative, capturing contemporary stories through various mediums. Here he reflects on the KLA ART Labs Research and Concept Development lab sessions Find the transcript here Instagram: @kharumwa KLA ART Labs is a 9-month program that leads up to the next edition of the KLA ART public arts festival. From 15th July – 23rd August, our 11 lab participants and their co-investigators Molemo Moiloa, Nare Mokgotho and Lobadys Perez explored new ways of working through the Research and Concept Development lab sessions. Read more about the labs on our website here; Read more reflections from the Research and Concept development labs on our KLA ART Labs blog
00:50
June 4, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | Nadunga Alison
Alison Nadunga is an origami artist and public health worker. She reflects on one of takeaways from the KLA ART Labs Research and Concept Development lab sessions Read the transcript here Instagram: @nadungaaliso KLA ART Labs is a 9-month program that leads up to the next edition of the KLA ART public arts festival. From 15th July – 23rd August, our 11 lab participants and their co-investigators Molemo Moiloa, Nare Mokgotho and Lobadys Perez explored new ways of working through the Research and Concept Development lab sessions. Read more about the labs on our website here; Read more reflections from the Research and Concept development labs on our KLA ART Labs blog
00:45
June 4, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | Liz Kobusinge
Liz is a self-taught artist whose work is an exploration of mental health as illustrated by the interior worlds of women. She reflects on the KLA ART Labs Research and Concept Development lab sessions Read the episode transcript here Instagram: @kobusinge KLA ART Labs is a 9-month program that leads up to the next edition of the KLA ART public arts festival. From 15th July – 23rd August, our 11 lab participants and their co-investigators Molemo Moiloa, Nare Mokgotho and Lobadys Perez explored new ways of working through the Research and Concept Development lab sessions. Read more about the labs on our website here; Read more reflections from the Research and Concept development labs on our KLA ART Labs blog
01:14
June 4, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | Trevor Aloka
Trevor Aloka is a self-taught hyper-realistic illustrator and painter. He reflects on the KLA ART Labs Research and Concept Development lab sessions. Read the transcript here Instagram: @aloka_trevor KLA ART Labs is a 9-month program that leads up to the next edition of the KLA ART public arts festival. From 15th July – 23rd August, our 11 lab participants and their co-investigators Molemo Moiloa, Nare Mokgotho and Lobadys Perez explored new ways of working through the Research and Concept Development lab sessions. Read more about the labs on our website here; Read more reflections from the Research and Concept development labs on our KLA ART Labs blog
01:16
June 4, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | Kanyike Edgar
Dancer, photographer and filmmaker, Kanyike Edgar reflects on the sessions at the KLA ART Labs Research and Concept Development labs.  Find the transcript here Instagram: @kedgars_ KLA ART Labs is a 9-month program that leads up to the next edition of the KLA ART public arts festival. From 15th July – 23rd August, our 11 lab participants and their co-investigators Molemo Moiloa, Nare Mokgotho and Lobadys Perez explored new ways of working through the Research and Concept Development lab sessions. Read more about the labs on our website here; Read more reflections from the Research and Concept development labs on our KLA ART Labs blog
01:19
June 4, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | M
M is a multi media artist specializing in woven installation, sculpture and painting. Here she reflects on one of her takeaways from the KLA ART Labs Research and Concept Development lab session Read the transcript here Instagram: @mnowandforever KLA ART Labs is a 9-month program that leads up to the next edition of the KLA ART public arts festival. From 15th July – 23rd August, our 11 lab participants and their co-investigators Molemo Moiloa, Nare Mokgotho and Lobadys Perez explored new ways of working through the Research and Concept Development lab sessions. Read more about the labs on our website here; More reflections from the Research and Concept development labs on our KLA ART Labs blog
01:57
June 4, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | Jim Joel Nyakaana
KLA ART Labs Research and Concept Development lab session reflections with photographer, Jim Joel Nyakaana. The juxtaposition of the built environment and the human form is a recurring theme in his work. Read the transcript here Instagram: @jim_joel_photography_safaris KLA ART Labs is a 9-month program that leads up to the next edition of the KLA ART public arts festival. From 15th July – 23rd August, our 11 lab participants and their co-investigators Molemo Moiloa, Nare Mokgotho and Lobadys Perez explored new ways of working through the Research and Concept Development lab sessions. Read more about the labs on our website here; Read more reflections from the Research and Concept development labs on our KLA ART Labs blog
03:25
June 4, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | Katesi Jacqueline
KLA ART Labs participant, Katesi, is a multi-media artist specializing in woven installation, sculpture and painting. Here she reflects on the activities during the Research and Concept Development labs. Read the transcript here Instagram: @the_kalange_official KLA ART Labs is a 9-month program that leads up to the next edition of the KLA ART public arts festival. From 15th July – 23rd August, our 11 lab participants and their co-investigators Molemo Moiloa, Nare Mokgotho and Lobadys Perez explored new ways of working through the Research and Concept Development lab sessions. Read more about the labs on our website here; Read more reflections from the Research and Concept development labs on our KLA ART Labs blog
02:56
June 3, 2020
Lab Session 1 Reflections | Charity Atukunda
KLA ART Labs Research and Concept Development lab session reflections with painter and digital illustrator, Charity Atukunda. In her practice, she explores with charcoal, canvas, glitter, found objects and more. Read the transcript here Instagram: @charity.atukunda KLA ART Labs is a 9-month program that leads up to the next edition of the KLA ART public arts festival. From 15th July – 23rd August, our 11 lab participants and their co-investigators Molemo Moiloa, Nare Mokgotho and Lobadys Perez explored new ways of working through the Research and Concept Development lab sessions. Read more about the labs on our website here; Read more reflections from the Research and Concept development labs on our KLA ART Labs blog
05:50
June 3, 2020