Through the CUCCR Sustainability Residency, Emem Etti has been exploring themes of counter-futures as they relate to ancestral ways of knowing and sustainability. Through film, fibres and 3D rendering, Emem reconnects with their Nigerian heritage and traditions, however, with a post-colonial, diasporic gaze.
Join us for an evening of afro-centric visuals and soundscapes as we discuss intersections and parallels between sustainability and ancestral ways of being!
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Emem Etti is a Nigeria-born, Vancouver-raised filmmaker and installation artist currently doing a BFA in film production at Concordia University. As a female growing up in a traditional Nigerian home in Canada, the dichotomy between the two cultures fuelled various projects she has taken on over the past few years and further pushed her to pursue storytelling in the form of visual arts.
Emem strives to create work that challenges the notion of black portrayal, female representation, as well as explore the realms of Afrofuturism, surrealism and expanded cinema. Within the CUCCR Residency, Emem strives to create a masquerade suit from recycled material; utilizing ancestral ways of knowing in a contemporary and sustainable context.