Expanding on her work Sitting on a Man’s Head, staged in the East Tank, audiences are invited to participate in creating an improvisational public song through gesture. As the procession moves from a collective, considered walk, Okpokwasili invites new forms of kinship within the work.
The artist asks, can a shared creative practice be generative and generous? Can it be instructive in imagining new possibilities of communal relations?
Okwui Okpokwasili was born in New York, USA, in 1972 as a child of Nigerian migrants. She came to prominence with her one-woman show Bronx Gothic (2014) and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2018.