Karen Seneferu and Asual Kwahuumba are collaborating on a very cool multi-media installation that will address how art can create possibilities for a civil future. The installation will gauge how technology crosses numerous spaces and times. The show focuses on a demographically diverse cast of contemporary artists working in California to create an interactive, multi-media installation that envisions a future of peaceful, sustainable, and civil co-existence.
For her peice, Karen is making an nkisi - this is a power figure, a container of spirit forces with symbolic materials that act as power charges (check out her pictures below - a tradtional nkisi and tech interpretation nkisi).
Karen and the museums were inspired by the notion that "bringing about a more socially just future depends upon cooperation." This also inspires us here at Bug and we're happy to be able to contribute to the project.
Karen's work will be open to the public November 19, 2009 at the 'After1968' exhibition at the California African American Museum and the first week in December for 'An Idea Called Tomorrow' at the Skirball Culture Center.
We'll have more pics of Karen's peice and the BUG soon so stay tuned. Thanks for your hard work Karen and good luck with the openings.