Shafts of Sunlight

Lamin Fofana

HYBRID Biennale Performance 2022/23

Shafts of Sunlight is an open-ended improvisatory performance-installation with fragments and debris from stretched out studio sessions. It is a disruption of the linearity of historical time, what historian Robin D. G. Kelley alluded to as blues time – it is simultaneously in the moment, the past, the future, and the timeless space of the imagination.” Where do we go from here? The future is uncertain. The road is constantly changing. Our encounters with the world compels us to experiment and create new concepts and things that will help us imagine a different existence, a way out of the turbulence and brutality.

Duration: 1 hr.

Language: English

Lamin Fofana is an artist and musician. His music contrasts the reality of our world with what’s beyond, and explores questions of movement, migration, alienation and belonging. Fofana’s overlapping interests in history and the present, and his practice of transmuting text into the affctive medium of sound, manifests in multisensory live performances and installations featuring original music compositions, eld recordings and archival material.