Art Night @ Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix

Art Night @ Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix 
A performance by Elsa M’bala aka AMET

As part of Art Night 2017 Associate Programme, Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix is hosting a sound art performance by Elsa M’Bala aka AMET.

Born in 1988 in Yaounde (Cameroon), Elsa M’Bala lives and works between Yaounde and Berlin. Elsa grew up in Cameroon then moved to Germany with her family in 1999 before relocating to Yaounde in 2012. After completing her studies in Social Sciences in Munster, she spent a few years traveling through Europe and was introduced to various artistic spheres. She began performing as a singer-songwriter, musician and poet before venturing into sound art in 2010.

Her work explores African and Cameroonian history and archive material. It addresses gender discourses and also pushes sonic experiments using both analogue instruments, traditional Cameroonian sonic heritage and technology including sound machines, the internet and digital culture.

Elsa M’bala is one of the few African female sound artists and the only artist of this genre in Cameroon. Her work was recently featured at Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brétigny and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (both 2017). She has also performed at Accra Street Festival, Accra (2015) and Bell Studio, Berlin (2013). She is one of the participating artists of Still unresolved and very much ongoing curated by Christine Eyene at Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, London (until 5 Aug 2017).

Elsa M’Bala will perform a new piece, showcasing her creative sound practice using rich sonic material, in an artistic context that reflects London’s cultural diversity. This will be her first performance in the UK. A great opportunity for the London art scene and the public to discover this fantastic emerging talent.

Art Night is a free contemporary arts festival transforming London’s East End for one unforgettable night. Art Night 2017 is conceived in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery and curated by Fatos Üstek.

Art Night @ Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix
Saturday 1 July: 6.00 pm – 1.00 am

Soundscape by Elsa M’bala aka AMET: 8.00 pm – 11.00pm
Live performance: 9.00 – 10.00pm.

Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix
19 Goulston Street
London E1 7TP
General enquiries
+44 20 7247 1167


Photo credit: Simone Gilges




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