Uchronia : The Unequivocal Interpretation of Reality, is a multi-dimensional project realized in Bamako by photographer Maciek Pozoga and musicologist Christopher Kirkley. This body of work juggling between folklorism, science fiction and social documentary is presented at Galerie 12 Mail from September 4th to October 16th 2015 and it will be accompanied by Uchronia, field recordings from alternate realities, a vinyl edition to be released on the American label Sahel Sounds and by a publication edited by Pierre Hourquet, available at the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
60 pages, Softcover, 31 x 25,5 cm, offset color print with Vinyl Record. Edited by Pierre Hourquet, published with the support of Carhartt WIP.
In June 2015, we traveled to a place that doesn’t exist.The work was semi-ethnographic documentation of travel to a fictional Bamako. Over more than 10 days, photographer Maciek Pozoga and I meticulously documented and staged the real and the unreal through photo and sound. The imagined capital evolved out of discussions with Bamakois: visual artists, traditional griots, anthropologists, DIY filmmakers, and modern studio producers. At the forefront was perception of Mali and its capital – what it is, what it could have been, and what it will be. At the core was the idea of travel, that feeling of being in a strange land. On this journey we fabricated and found clues of alternate pasts, hidden in architecture, dress, song, or deep in the dreams of possible futures. Christopher Kirkley
60 pages, Softcover, 31 x 25,5 cm, offset color print with Vinyl Record.