LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
WHAT I WANT:
Steven Sola Gb'yega Fajana, London, UK based moving image artist, specifically interest in dance and moving for the camera. I gained my Masters in Design and Media Arts at the University of Westminster and I have been making my art since 2003.
My artistic work has led me into photography, choreography and mixed media and Galeria.
My work explores the aesthetics of visual stimuli and the possibilities for the narrative gesture, a visual Galeria and installation. This is interwoven with this interdisciplinary activity: painting, photography, colours, performance and the digital medium.
My artistic practice is an expression of my daily stimuli experience and surroundings. My love in movement and the medium of movement has led me to experiment and explore the gestic body in movement and exhibited my earlier works.
My previous moving image and videos have been screened and, exhibited both nationally and on international platforms. My last recent video installation project as part of the presentation for Sebastian Prantl Tanz Atelier Wien (TAW) started a co-operation with the school for hearing-impaired children in Vienna, Austria Bundesinstitut f?r Geh?rlosenbildung (BIG).
I try to present my visual stimuli within a creative space which amalgamates a narrative perspective of seeing things and perceiving it. The process of my work accompanies with the platform for exhibition thus dictates the materials or medium. Visual Image is the main medium to work with and is also a representation of my surroundings and what I see every day. By using art to create an essence of the narrative memories, framed in time and place with the technique of an exhibition or screening within a space in which the subject/objects meet an audience.
Relative visual memories are an attempt to trace the essence of whom or what we see daily and how we absorb and retain visual stimulus of life and spaces of people within it.
Some of my films installation and screened exhibition:
?InsideWindow2 ? Mannequins? Danca em Foco, Videodan?a - MIV - RIO. Brazil, ?Glass Perspex? American dance festival, New York - USA, Montage Video dance festival -South Africa, ?Prelude to a Flight? Monaco Dance Film Festival ? Grimaldi - France, Berlinale Festival ? Talent Campus -Germany, ?InsideWindow? Dance on screen: Open Forum - UK, ?Wuthering Society? Gulbenkian Foundation - UK, and ?Locker-room? Il Coreografo Elettronico, XII Napoli - Italy.Tanz Atelier Wien Austria; cluster One; Swetlana Heger ? Berlin, Germany e.t.c.
Inclusion to the Digital exhibition, See I Exhibition Space. The Story of the Creative, 2013. New York, USA. * Honorable mentioned Norway 2003, Mandal district Lindesnes and the Fedrelandsvennen. * American Dance Festival, dance symposium 2007, Scotland - mentioned and one of selected video for the symposium.
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