RESIDENCY NANA OFORIATTA-AYIM (GHA/UK)
The book, which combines the forms of fiction, travel writing and the cultural historical essay, focus on questions of place and identity and how these have shifted in the 21st Century. The film looks at how Ghana, in the aftermath of the discovery of around 800 billion barrels of oil in 2007, and In light of the potentially damaging effects seen elsewhere, is taking Norway as a kind of model, and will explore to what extent economic management can lead to a sense of wellbeing and happiness.
Nana Oforiatta-Ayim is a writer, filmmaker and cultural historian, who lives and works in Accra and London. Her works deal with the construction of narratives and identity, as well as language and the play of power. She has presented it across various platforms: She has created books and films for exhibitions at The New Museum, New York; Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin and The Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco; has written for publications, like African Metropolitan Architecture, The National Geographic, frieze, and The Statesman; has presented her scholarship at the Universities of Legon, Oxford, Cambridge and London; curated exhibitions and events at museums and institutions, like The Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal Festival Hall and Liverpool Biennial; and has broadcast for HBO and VoxAfrica.