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The Orbs Sang Songs Of The Heavens, video still

The Orbs Sang Songs Of The Heavens, video still

, Paul Maheke, 2021

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(b. 1985, France) lives and works in London, UK.
After studying at ENSA Paris-Cergy, Paris and Open School East, London, Maheke’s works and performances have been shown at Tate Modern, London, the Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo and Lafayette Anticipations in Paris, Baltic Triennial 13, Manifesta 12, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich and Chisenhale Gallery, London, amongst others. In 2021, he was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize and was included in British Art Show 9 and Glasgow International.
With a focus on dance and through a varied and often collaborative body of work comprising performance, installation, sound and video, Maheke considers the potential of the body as an archive in order to examine how memory and identity are formed and constituted.

Photo credit:
Paul Maheke, The Orbs Sang Songs Of The Heavens, video still.
Photo: Soul Van Schaik, 2021

The video of the lecture is available on YouTube.