Wura-Natasha Ogunji: Sweep

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Sweep is a rumination on the body's relationship to land and nation. A group of women carry vessels filled with dirt and a small broom. After emptying the dirt onto the ground, body impressions are made in the temporary parcels of land. Between each mark the earth is swept clean, removing all traces of the body's presence.


Wura-Natasha Ogunji is a visual artist and performer. Her works engage the body in explorations of movement and mark-making across water, land and air. As a recent recipient of the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, she created performance works about the presence of women in public space in Lagos, Nigeria.  

Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (Montréal): Phi Centre
  • Date: June 24, 2014
Wura-Natasha Ogunji: Sweep Edited by Victor Bautista
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