ARTS LOUNGE AFRICA presents PA’TANMO, a performance intervention by Oluwatosin Tume and a conversation with Oluwasegun Quadri on Archiving Pungent Memories through Pottery Artistry.
Oluwasegun Quadri, whose pottery questions the archiving of memories, cultural projection, identity and the sustenance of indigenous knowledge systems rooted in Yoruba culture, questions how ideas of ‘decency’ and ‘chastity’ shape traditional Yoruba society. Engaging with this conversation, Oluwatosin Tume performs the intervention, Pa’tanmo.
ARTS LOUNGE AFRICA is a platform for performances and art conversations curated by Ruth Simbao and Lifang Zhang. The programme is hosted by the Arts of Africa and Global Souths research team and is supported by the National Research Foundation SARChI Chair in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa.
Oluwatosin Tume and Oluwasegun Quadri
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Oluwasegun Quadri (Ph.D.) is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the National Research Foundation SARChI Chair in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa research programme at Rhodes University, South Africa. He received his Ph.D. (Visual Arts) from the Creative Arts Department, the University of Lagos in 2017. His theoretical and practice-based research focuses on art activism, protest art, socio-political conversations, intertwining narratives of space and place, indigenous knowledge production, decolonisation of African art pedagogy and historical narratives, as well as archiving memories and metaphors of pottery artistry in Yoruba culture.
Tosin Tume holds a BA in English, MA in Theatre Arts, and a PhD in Performing Arts from the University of Ilorin, University of Abuja, and University of Ilorin respectively. She is an award-winning playwright, performing artist, theatre creator, scholar, and culture consultant. She currently holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the DSI/NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) programme in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa, under the Arts of Africa and Global Souths research programme at Rhodes University. Her research interests include choreographic theories, African festivals and theatre, feminist identities in African literature and performances, and trends in African dance practice.