Nwando Ebizie | Distorted Constellations - Slate Commission 2019

"I’m looking forward to creating a piece of work that reaches the intersections of black and neurodiverseartists - positing a vision of the future wherein a spectrum of shared realities are created and recreated in the artistic space."

Nwando Ebizie is a multidisciplinary artist whose work often investigates the contradictions of identity found in projected personas, the formation of mythopoeia, and the transcendence of ecstatic group ritual.

"If Nwando appears to be unlike any other artist, it’s because she’s not. The musician, producer, dancer, DJ and performance artist is more like a renaissance woman whose experimental presentations have dazzled audiences not only in theatres but have also captured the ears of tastemakers like Gilles Peterson."
- Colorising

Distorted Constellations
Commissioned by Eclipse and HOME as part of Slate: Black. Arts. World.

Enter an Afrofuturist, mythical landscape that explores what it’s like to see the world through someone else’s eyes.

Distorted Constellations is an exhibition that uses sound, projections and holograms to immerse the audience in the imagined landscape of the artist’s brain.

The work is inspired by Ebizie’s rare neurological disorder Visual Snow, which causes visual distortions such as flickering dots, auras and glowing lines. The audience will experience a mythical version of the disorder, entering an alternate Afrofuturist reality, inspired by research into the neuroscience of perception and drawing on rituals of African origin.

In the exhibition, partitions, screens and threads will create a labyrinth through the space, with walls doubling up as screens where holograms and videos are projected. These architectural elements will guide the audience through the space, and create the experience of Visual Snow.

Distorted Constellations is an interdisciplinary exhibition that combines art and science, and aims to increase our understanding of rare neurological disorders and the subjective nature of sense perception.

Follow Nwando:
Twitter: @nwando
Facebook: /NwandoEbizie
Instagram: @ladyvendredi

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Funded by Wellcome Trust and Unlimited

Picture credit: Sarah Hickson