performinbordersLIVE20 in partnership with Ọ̀RỌ̀ ÀNÍKÉ presents its first online writer in residence: Anike Bello. Anike will undertake a 2-month digital residency (March – May 2020) delving into performingborders online resources and will respond with a piece that will be published on 14th May 2020.
Anike Bello is a London raised Yoruba woman with a keen interest in education, heritage, mobility and people. She is a creative educator that curates spaces online and offline to teach about ancestry and culture linked to pre-colonial African societies through writing, interviews, videos and workshops. Anike is also the author of the book, Connecting to Self Through Ancestry, a collection of essays exploring engagements between heritage and wellbeing.
As part of performingbordersLIVE20 a public programme of open calls, events, open conversations, artist digital commissions, workshops, and residencies, focusing on the exploration of experimental and exciting artistic practices happening within the UK Live Art sector around notions and lived experiences of physical, cultural, juridical, racial, gendered, class, and everyday borders. Presented in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts(London), Live Art Development Agency (London), Contact (Manchester), East Street Art (Leeds), Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (Brighton), The Albany/Deptford Lounge (London), King’s College London, Something Human/Asia-Art-Activism (London), Never Done (London), Ọ̀RỌ̀ ÀNÍKÉ (London), East London Cable (London), Green Rooms Hotel (London), HowlRound Theatre Commons (Boston, US), Warehouse9/International Performance Art Festival(Copenhagen, Denmark). Supported by the Arts Council England.
Featured image credits: Anike Bello