‘Floating, Flying’ into the Africa of the surreal
Project by the Artists Xchange mixes together creative minds from Turkana, Karamoja, Kampala and Nairobi
Turkana, in the far reaches of northern Kenya, is a stark, arid region and home to the world’s largest desert lake. The area, long neglected while Kenya focused on its green, agricultural south, is now the centre of a scramble for oil and water. Karamoja in Uganda, rich with gold, limestone and marble, has had a similarly fraught relationship with the agricultural south.
Artists Elizabeth Korikel, Margy Modo and Chebet Mutai have created Floating, Flying, a series shot in and around the landscapes of Eliye, Lake Turkana, to celebrate their heritage.
Modo, from Karamoja, creates fashion and beadwork inspired by her heritage; Korikel, from Turkana, fuses traditional Turkana and modern bead designs; while Mutai, from Nairobi, creates leather bags and home décor items...