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Black. Essence. RiOT. Root. Suffocate

A sharing of 5 Conceptual Exhibitions that fuse theatre, fashion, art and movement from OVIE x DKFASH; plus film and live performances from Black British artists, reflecting art, life and blackness.

All pieces are a collaboration of OVIE Art, Fashion Aesthetics and multidisciplinary DKFASH Artistic, Creative and Movement Direction; expressing themes across LIFE, ART + BLACKNESS
  • ESSENCE: The magic and melanin of Black Women.
  • BLACK: Inspired by Igbo landing, Black looks into the resilience of a people who refused to survive as slaves.
  • RiOT: Fear chasing mind and mind chasing out fear. Both in a war for the body.
  • SUFFOCATE: Dark Bottomless Pit.
  • ROOT: Black man. Black woman. A raw declaration of love and sensuality


Live Performances


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SILVASTONE

Silhouettez In the Dark

Black Ballerina Efia Shemona

Flow-et Niquelle LaTouche

Race x Mental Health [Movement] Jonathan Milo Elimu

The Fighting Game [Theatre] by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu



FILMS


Miss Claire Regé-Jean Page

Before We Crash R.M. Moses

Orbit Salomé-Dior Williams

Overdose Initiativedkf x CUE


Music by 2017 Mobo Award Nominee; DJ Juls


OVIE + DKFASH

With a background in style and fashion, the vivacious Linek Ovie has worked with platforms, artists and renowned brands such as LFW, AQAQ, ASOS, Reebook, Channel 4, Yemi Alade, Runtow, and many more. BBE Awards '17 Nominee, Royal Court Young Writers Alumnus and Award Winner Damilola "DK" Fashola is a multidisciplinary artist. Her plays have been selected for numerous festivals (VAULT Festival ‘17, BAC Homegrown Festival ‘16, RADA Festival ‘15,), and her dance/movement credits include Tiwa Savage, One Africa Fest 17, and K1 De Ultimate (Tour).




In association with Initiative.dkf

Talawa MAKE: Sustain Artists '17 Initiative.dkf is a creative duo specialising in creative projects and productions in theatre, dance and short-film. Formed by British Nigerians "DK" and the mononymous Wofai.

Supported by Ohemaa - Caro Ohemaa is a Creative Consultant. Production Manager for JM Films (@jm_filmstv) and a presenter for The Colour Network (@thecolournetwork).


IG: @DKF.I || T: @INITIATIVEDKF


Nearest Station: Finsbury Park [Victoria/Picadilly Line]

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