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Artist Talk at AAF

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

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Toye Gbade Oloyede, Ayoola Gbolahan and Esther Polak.

In the afternoon a group of about 15 people gathered at the AAF. The idea was to discuss the NomadicMILK project in depth, as there never seems to be a chance for this during an opening.

I decided to start the “Artist Talk” with a short introduction to my work. I showed some slides of other work and explained how the NomadicMILK installation was inspired by the history of landscape painting and by the conceptual and land-art of the sixties and seventies.
After this introduction we experienced the installation for about 20 minutes.

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Akinwolere Muijiwa and Fatai Adewale

We started the discussion with some questions about how the robot works, and how the mono prints were made. As they do not resemble familiar spray-paint pieces, but rather photographic images, I had to explain the technical details about how they were made. The atmosphere of a true “Artist Talk” is established.

Heymann Ogbem: “What I like about this exhibition is that it makes you an actor and a spectator. I never thought about recalling my tracks before, let alone having to explain my routes. You can follow the man as he is tracing his track, all by himself. It takes him through a precise process that you can follow. You are really in the field. Imagine if you would be able record all of your tracks: that would be a new form of expression.”

Ayoola Gbolahan: “Did you ever track animals? I imagine with animal tracks the result gets more abstract.”
Esther: “Ivar and I did a piece on sheep this year in Scotland. We tracked grazing sheep and a dog rounding them up. The result was indeed a more abstract piece.”
Aisha Idirish: “This is a new medium to approach landscape, with GPS. Are there other artists working like this? Or is it just you?”

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Screening in Abuja

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

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The delegation from the village arrives by minibus. Later people from WAMCO Nigeria also arrive at the Gubabi Royal Hotel, in the center of Abuja.

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When everybody is seated we can start the program.
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Suleiman and I explain how we have organized the program. We will show the project video, stopping it from time to time so Suleiman can do an improvised translation.

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Ivar and Mr. Idiris enjoy some scenes.

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After the screening we have a Q and A session.

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Like the one we had in the village two days before, the discussion was very interesting. I will try to describe both better in a separate post.

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Removing the GPS collar

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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Last year we left one of Mr. Idiris’s cows with a GPS collar. I am very exited to remove the GPS collar from the cow. One of the objectives of this trip was to download the data and do a workshop with Mr. Idiris, based on the collar data. Those data should show his transhumance trip of the last rainy season, and as he explained last year he had been planning to go to Kaduna. So I was very curious to find out what was in the collar.

Mr. Idiris has been taking extremely good care of the collar. He explained that the red blinking light on the collar evoked questions from other Fulani. But he always told them that the collar was noting special, and he did not give away much in response to those questions.

At another point the rubber of the collar belt wore out, so the collar had been lost. After three days of searching Mr. Idiris found it, repaired the belt, and re-mounted the collar on one of the bulls, as he planned to sell Purdy anyway. He wondered if three days of without movement might have damaged the data. I assured him that that was not the case.

What worried me more after scrutinizing the collar, was that the USB socket of the collar seemed to be damaged….

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A distribution round with the Peak salesman

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Mr. Usman Okolo distributes Peak Milk to both small shops and decent sized supermarkets in the Kubwa district, one of the suburbs of Abuja. We chose to track him because his round visits a shop directly opposite the spot where Binta ends her distribution round, selling nonno that she makes from the milk Mr. Idiris’s cows produce. Today we came back to visit the same location from the side of the NomadicMILK project: tracking the Peak Milk distribution. At the end of our journey the two lines now really touch each other: the Fulani nonno and Peak Milk…

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Working at NIMk

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

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Back in Amsterdam. For three month I will be working at NIMk. This weekend we used the big project room to work on some robot improvements, and some software features that I really wanted to have developed. Just some pictures to catch the atmosphere.

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