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Oral Archive (New Age Africana)

  • TUE - SUN
    20/05 > 30/09
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/10 > 26/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Central Pavilion
  • Admission with ticket

Kabage Karanja (Nairobi, Kenya, 1979)
Stella Mutegi (Nairobi, Kenya, 1979)
live and work in Nairobi, Kenya e New York, USA


Cave_bureau celebrate the original African archives, passed down from generation to generation, using stories, songs, dance, and poetry. These archives were held together by many custodians of culture who conjured narratives and events that were both real and imagined. These were often, if not always, intertwined with the natural biosphere systems of earth, sea, and air around us. These archives kept the practice in continuous communion with caves, forests, deserts, valleys, oceans, mountains, and grasslands, as well as with the rest of life in both the seen and unseen realms across vast cosmological territories of being and existence.
For The Laboratory of the Future, Cave_bureau present their oral-architectural praxis, opening a film and audio archive through the display of community engagements that are often held within natural settings such as caves and forests.


Authorial collaborators
Densu Moseti, Joesph Kamaru (KMRU), Adam Yawe
Noelle Oyunga
With the additional support of
Pacific Africa Group

Central Pavilion
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