TrAP

To Mars By All Means

Year: 2018

Date: Aug 2 - 12

Category: Visual Art

Location: Oslo

Venue: Jakob Church

A video installation by Anawana Haloba Hobøl. This project will be exhibited for the first time at Jakob cultural church this summer and will take part in this year's Øya club night, tuesday 7th of August.

Les mer

Year: 2018

Date: Aug 2 - 12

Category: Visual Art

Location: Oslo

Venue: Jakob Church

Produced by

  • TrAP

Collaborator

  • Øyafestivalen

Supported by

  • Arts Council Norway
  • Fond for lyd og bilde
  • Norwegian Arts Abroad

Photo:

  • Thomas Holth

To Mars By All Means is a video installation by Anawana Haloba Hobøl. It is inspired by the story of Edward Makuka Nkoloso. In 1964 his dream was to get funding for an African space-program that would change his homeland, Zambia, into a «future world-class society». Haloba explores how the African nation’s colonial and post-colonial history can be seen in architecture and how the visions of Nkoloso can be used to imagine alternatives in our own time. 

Anawana Haloba Hobøl (1978, Livingstone, Zambia) lives and works in Oslo and Livingstone. She is educated at the Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts in Lusaka, the National Academy of Arts in Oslo and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She mainly works with video, installation, text and sound. Her works often address questions of globalization, social and economic exploitation, psychology, trauma, and positions of power. In her films, she often presents fictional stories that closely resemble events and people in the real world. An alternative version of what could have been history. 

Haloba’s work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions, including the National Museum of African Arts at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC; the Rauma Biennale, Finland; ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany; Museum Berardo Collection, Lisbon; la Biennale di Venezia (2009); Manifesta 7, Bolzano, Italy, the Sharjah Biennial 08 and 11, UAE; the 11th Shanghai Biennial (2016) and the 32nd edition of the Bienal de São Paulo (2016). She had her first solo show in Norway at Sørlandets kunstmuseum (SKMU) in 2016, titled Everyday is for the thief. one day is for the owner

Year: 2018
Category: Visual Art

Produced by

  • TrAP

Collaborator

  • Øyafestivalen

Supported by

  • Arts Council Norway
  • Fond for lyd og bilde
  • Norwegian Arts Abroad

Photo:

  • Thomas Holth