[Dis] Placement is the further exploration of lagos, the ongoing changes this new Lagos which to the unobservable eye is still the same but indeed new things are easing in. We all know instead of the usual welcoming sign to greet you coming into the city there’s the brute statement: This is Lagos.
Things are been placed and displaced and everyday we see slogans and ads such as :
“The users of e-Tag electronic payment device will enjoy a reduction off the standard toll tariffs”.
“Eko atlantic city will change the face of Africa and will transform Lagos into a successful mega city-state. This city will provide more space for Lagos 16 million people” etc
How are people in the city adapting to these emerging divide? Also in this body of work are Words in Abstraction which use the elements of quotes, lines and space and the fascination for the human face is ever strong.
Terra Kulture Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage Victoria Island Lagos
July 14, 2012