In Conversation with Ebun A. Sodipo

January 2, 2020

Resisting theoretical power structures via fragmented text, Ebun A. Sodipo’s work provides intimate encounters in which to think about gender and race. The London-based visual artist and poet questions established historical narratives, as well as perceptions of what is seen as normal, while sensitively opening spaces to speak about trauma and pain. In the summer of 2019 Sodipo participated in BBZ BLK BK: Alternative Graduate Show, co-curated by Deborah Holman at Copeland Gallery in Peckham, south London, with a wall text piece. For C&, Mearg Negusse took the chance to speak to Sodipo about fragmentation as practice, the layering process in their video collages, and the shift within their work from creating physical spaces towards knowledge production. Text by Mearg Negusse

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