Ama Be, Emerge 2018

Ama BE, 2018

Ama BE (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist exploring dimensions of embodiment through ritual-adjacent performance, digital and screen-based media, She probes porous distinctions between materiality, sentience and memory as it relates to migrations. ​Centering her Ghanaian heritage and American upbringing, she interrogates materials with antithetical ties to hegemonic trade, spirituality, and healing through the use of tobacco, sugarcane, palm oil, (bodies of) water, and lace in her practice. Her practice obscures definitions of time, presence, and embodiment, to evaluate the effects of commodification on literal and conceptual bodies and develop conceptual frameworks for “African futurist” performativity/ performance art.

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