NDF>NBO explores the impact of the digital and the Internet on an African and diaspora aesthetic. The project seeks to delve deeper into conversations around: the lineage of
aesthetics, Digitalness (and now, Virtualness), and Africa and African diaspora cinematic past/present/future.
Following the central question; “How is the digital aesthetic playing out in the Nairobi, Kenya and sub-Saharan contexts?”, drr will engage with the project and featured work to create text
through stories, essays and poetry that seeks answers through the lens of politics of aesthetics, Digital Divide,and Talking Back to the BFI archive (and archives in general).
In between drr will also boost the programme through moderating some of the sessions and providing social media engagement through Twitter and Instagram. There will also be giveaways like free drr copies and selected books from the drr library for pop quizzes during the sessions drr will be moderating.
The following are engagements we received from writers and artists concerning the films that are part of NDF>NBO. We will be rolling them out on a regular basis.
A Brief History of My Grandmother’s Hair: Lutivini Manyanja
The Man Who Cuts Tattoos: Wanjeri Gakuru
This One Went To the Market, a review by bethuel muthee
Kamwangi Njue Considers John Akomfrah
Maureen Wambui On Hair in Dolapo Is Fine