Published on October 3rd, 2018
The GMTaC Lab has partnered with the Hivos Foundation to support the Digital Earth project, which grants fellowships to artists or designers based in Africa or Asia who are exploring issues of digital materiality. Lisa Parks will work as a research mentor to Emo de Medeiros, an interdisciplinary artist, whose work spans across video, sculpture, photography, textile, music and performance art. He lives and works in Cotonou, Benin and Paris. His practice is built around the concept of ‘contexture’ which is based on holistic interconnectivity, transculturalness, and creating interactive experiences through the fusing of a wide range of disciplines. He has taken part in a variety of international exhibitions, including the Palais de Tokyo, the 12th and 13th Biennale of Dakar, LagosPhoto Festival 2018, Videobrasil Contemporary Art Festival and “Accelerations” at the Centre Pompidou.