Forecast Festival 5: Conversations

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The mentees and mentors of Forecast's fifth edition invited leading figures in their fields to engage in conversations around their projects at the Forecast Festival.

Day 1: Friday, April 9

London-based fictional consultancy PostRational presents a digital exhibition that shines a light on waste streams of the so-called digital world. The exhibition challenges the viewer to engage with the often invisible yet substantial waste effects, both environmental and social, brought about by digital technology and its infrastructures.
Mentor: Evgeny Morozov
In conversation with curator Irini Papadimitriou, creative director, Future Everything

PostRational, Evgeny Morozov, and curator Irini Papadimitriou, creative director, Future Everything. Moderated by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

Jonathan Reus
Celestial Fruit on Earthly Ground
The ongoing and interactive artwork focuses on the five-string banjo, a historically complex musical instrument that can be thought of as a map of material-embodied cultures, packed with the stories and ideas of people; their migrations and exchanges. It’s conceived as a living tapestry of visual and sonic traces gathered through artistic collaborations and micro-commissions. Besides the interactive experience, the work also operates as a method and engine for driving future collaborations at the meeting points of musical instruments, technology, and tradition.
Mentor: Du Yun
In conversation with artist Ibrahim Mahama

Jonathan Reus in conversation with Du Yun and Ibrahim Mahama, moderated by Kimberly Bradley

Ozoz Sokoh
Coast to Coast: From West Africa to the World
In her intersectional culinary practice, Sokoh writes, cooks, and researches Nigerian and West African cuisine, tracing the geography and legacy of its traditions, techniques, and ingredients through the transatlantic slave trade across Latin America, the Caribbean, American South, and Europe. In two short films created in collaboration with Tolu Agbelusi, she delves into the varied politics of food expressed in past and present colonial constructs by focusing on four West African ingredients: rice, black-eyed beans, palm oil, and okro.
Mentor: Koyo Kouoh
In conversation with Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University

Ozoz Sokoh in conversation with Koyo Kouoh and Keisha-Khan Perry, moderated by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

Day 2: Saturday, April 10



Andrea Nones-Kobiakov
Whatever that Ground May Be
The project radically reimagines urban farming by delving into the essence of food as memory, arguing that ingredients are capable of carrying layers of past lives and pieces of places. Nones-Kobiakov explores our relationship with our surroundings through food with this new type of memory-based urban farm while focusing on family recipes and associations attached to certain smells and tastes.
Mentor: Manu Buffara
In conversation with curator Eva Posas


Andrea Nones-Kobiakov in conversation with Manu Buffara and Eva Posas, moderated by Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

Adéola Ọlágúnjú
Born Throw Way!
The mixed-media installation explores a community of loosely organized street gangs of young men in Lagos, Nigeria, known as Area Boys. Ọlágúnjú has created a body of photographic work over months of engaging with the community and gaining the Area Boys’ trust. The work will also include sound and textual elements to channel the unique and expressive linguistic inventions thought up by the Area Boys in their communication.
Mentor: Tobias Zielony
In conversation with journalist, poet, and filmmaker Wana Udobang

Adéola Ọlágúnjú in conversation with Wana Udobang, moderated by Kimberly Bradley

Only Game in Town
LD50: The Vorkoster
The mysterious company LD50 has been running a year-long experiment which could save humanity from the perils of overpopulation. In this experiment, three volunteers were shrunk to the size of a pill and swallowed by a living human being: the Vorkoster. Since then, LD50 has been observing the development of the group in the unwelcoming environment of the human digestive system.
A durational performance with Janet Rothe, Florian Loycke, and Rasmus Slätis.
Mentor: Markus Öhrn

Only Game in Town in conversation with Markus Öhrn, moderated by Kimberly Bradley