Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf
Sorry you missed me
Comprised of original performances, sound-based sculpture, performative painting and online commissions, SYMM existed between the other CCA graduate projects and audience-participants were invited to navigate the ‘traces’ of missed connections. These ‘traces’ served as connective tissues for interjecting within the other project spaces
Larry Achiampong’s Jam in the Dark, was is an act of rebellion against the traditional indicators of status and hierarchy. Using darkness as a unifying presence between audience and musicians the work abandoned the conventional audio-visual codes of transmission in an immersive sonic environment. For Marco Godoy’s Bread, education, freedom (If I were in your shoes) delved into the mechanics of empathy as heard, felt and handed down through political protest. The work unfurled through the galleries and beyond as performances, films and an installation. In Navine G. Khan-Dossos’, titular Sorry you missed me, a diptych based on the language of telegrams, the geometric aesthetic of Morse code, and the RGB digital colour palette extended throughout the gallery with smaller text speak versions providing interruptions without translation. Hanne Lippard's Phallucinations, a multi-medium work manifested as performance, a spam email and installation saw Dr. Helen - a character of Lippard's creation promise bigger, harder and longer fiscal satisfaction which left impotent natural and man-made monuments in the wake of the artist’s performance as marks of frustrated moments of communication. The Public is Touching (The Iron Fist in the Rubber Glove) manifested in an intervention by Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan. Systems of power were crystalised by an unexplained ‘rule’ where visitors were required to don nitril upon the request of college security guards.
School of Humanities
MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2016
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I am a curator and programmer of contemporary art with a focus on performance, audio and moving image in non-gallery contexts. My practice is informed by my training in advocacy (the formation of protective networks and cultural archives), and my artistic practice (semiotics, hybridising processes and the sensorial). These experiences have produced discursive works, collaborations and research projects which refine and corrupt image, location and sound into idealised forms.
My dissertation investigated the formation of artistic counter-publics of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora in post-war Britain with contributions from Larry Achiampong, Eddie Chambers, Lubaina Himid, Paul Goodwin and Mark Miller. Areas of research include ‘Symbolic Annihilation’, the the role of the art school as part of the ‘Ideological State Apparatus’, and the Museum as a political resource for the construction of national identity.
Alongside co-curating Sorry you missed me, I was convenor of and member of the editorial team for Tetralogy - the CC2016 publication launched in conjunction with the Royal College of Art summer exhibition. This book contains new writing, commissioned works and project documentation exploring the trans-local, temporality, synergy, sound and the Immaterial.Tetralogy exists as a printed publication with digital elements. For more information, please visit: www.cca16.rca.ac.uk/tetraolgy
- BA (Hons) Photography, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013; Foundation Diploma Art and Design and Image Production, Byam Shaw, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 2008
- Research and production assistant, Britain Loves Africa, United Kingdom and Africa (various cities) 2014–15
- Sorry you missed me, CCA2016, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2016; Inside|Out, Hackney Picturehouse, London, UK, 2014; Surfaced, The Gallery: Redchurch Street, London, UK, 2013; Nikhil Chopra: Coal on Cotton, Manchester International Festival and the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2013; We Face Forward, Manchester and Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2012
- Sorry you missed me: A curatorial intervention expanding the traditional parameters of exhibition making, Tetralogy, 2016; Darling: book of curiosities, 2013