The six mentees of Forecast's fifth edition unveiled their productions at the Forecast Festival, which took place as a hybrid event staged at radialsystem and streamed online on April 9–10, 2021.
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
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
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