Mendi + Keith Obadike

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EAI Invites: Mendi + Keith Obadike
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10011

January 10th, 2019 7:00 PM

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to launch a new public program series, inviting guests to present works of their choosing from the EAI collection. This series is intended to open the archive to new insights, engaging the catalogue from a fresh perspective. EAI Invites will provide a catalyst to consider familiar work from an unexpected angle, or to call attention to artists or works that have a particular significance to the guest. For our first event, Mendi + Keith Obadike will present a selection of "artist-made 'music videos,'" including works by Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn, Philip Mallory Jones (Wassa), Bill Viola (Playing Soul Music to My Freckles) and Tony Cokes (5%), among others, followed by an informal conversation with the audience.

Tickets: $7 general, $5 student, free for EAI members
EAI 535 W. 22nd St, Fifth Floor, New York City

November 11-25, 2003

African Film Festival (AFF) and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) presented an exhibition of media works by contemporary African artists working with video and computer technologies. Digital Africa featured artists Ingrid Mwangi (Kenya/Germany) with her partner Robert Hutter, Theo Eshetu (Ethiopia/Italy), Mawuli Afatsiawo (Ghana), and Mendi + Keith Obadike (US/Nigeria). Their works take the form of sculptural and projected installations, single-channel video, and an interactive Internet project. International curator Okwui Enwesor moderated an Artists' Talk in conjunction with the two-week Digital Africa exhibition. Artists Theo Eshetu, Ingrid Mwangi, Robert Hutter, and Mendi + Keith Obadike were present to discuss their works. Digital Africa was curated by Mahen Bonetti and Prerana Reddy.