Based between Berlin and Yaounde, Elsa M’Bala aka A.M.E.T. is a sound artist. Using technology as an empowering tool and through her own keen observations, she explores the interconnection between race, gender, technology and spirituality. Her broad oeuvre encompasses radio productions, live performances, as well as films and visual work. Elsa M’Bala performed and exhibited at IfA Galerie Berlin (DE); Casino Luxembourg-Forum d’art contemporain (LUX); Dak’Art Biennale (SEN); Les Brasseurs, Liège (BE), among others. Upcoming performances are at Gessnerallee, Zürich (CH), DEKOLONIALE Projektraum, Berlin (DE) and Halle Alte Feuerwache, Köln (DE). Since 2019 Elsa M’Bala also practices as a massage therapist.
Multidisciplinary artist, composer, DJ and producer Mo Laudi is renowned for his key contributions to Afro-Electronic music in London during the first decade of the millennium and, since then, in Paris. Pursuing questions in relation to race, postapartheid transitionalism, post-coloniality, mobility and erasure, Mo Laudi experiments with sound and forms as material. He creates sonic landscapes, mixing vocals, textures and rhythms as a socio-political critique of society. Through painting, collage, sculpture, installations and video, he focuses on deconstructing black futurity, African knowledge systems and spirituality.
Mo Laudi draws on his experience in the music sphere to develop multilayered sound installations specially commissioned for exhibitions and festivals such as Ernest Mancoba. I Shall Dance in a Different Society, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2019), OORtreders, Belgium (2020), Casablanca Biennale, Morocco (2022). This year his first experimental exhibition in collaboration with Charlotte Moth, Décalage, takes places at art3 in Valence, he is working with Becky Beh on a project for La Clairière d’Eza Boto, Jardin des plantes, Rouen, preparing his first solo show at Apartment in Cape Town, and he is curating Salon Globalisto at Galerie Bonne espérance in Paris in May. In 2020, a residency at the Fondation Martell in Cognac was the starting point of his project I Love Black People.