Talk

Zina Saro-Wiwa

Graduate Program in Media Studies Guest Lecture Series

Zina Saro-Wiwa Graduate Program in Media Studies Guest Lecture Series | Events Calendar


Clinton Hill / Fort Green

Pratt Institute | 200 Willoughby Ave

Location: Engineering 307, Brooklyn Campus

Zina Saro-Wiwa will be presenting an overview of her work from documentary to experimental film to video art from 2009-2016. The screenings and the talks will share aspects of her practice, giving a sense of her journey as a freelance film-maker and her work’s transmedia tendencies. She will be screening three films: This Is My Africa (a documentary), Phyllis (an experimental film that plays with the idea of Nollywood), and Untitled (a video artwork). A discussion with the artist will follow the screenings.

Media Studies artist-scholar-in-residence Zina Saro-Wiwa makes video installations, documentaries, photographs, and experimental films as well as works with food to tell stories and transform histories by creating recipes and staging feast performances. Saro-Wiwa lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and the Niger Delta in Nigeria where she has set up her own contemporary art gallery called Boys’ Quarters Project Space in the city of Port Harcourt.