about ccia - creating care-filled igbo architecture(s) - celebrates the intersections of architecture, design, craft, and art in the Igbo sphere (and beyond) through a dexterous practice exploring various inquiries including: food preservation, visual literature, rainwater collection, and extrusion/intrusion architecture. the word architecture(s) has been adapted to also include object design, functional structures, and visual literature. this is a series started by ebere agwuncha in 2021.
Tanda / Chuquimarca Projects Spring 2022 Chorhort “i was reminded not to take this work and practice for granted during the Tanda exploring my topic. my hands are in the cannon and i dream to continuously hybridize my hands with the hands of my past ancestors. ongoing intentional documentation is key for this project to preserve and capture the narrative and process. i wonder how collective community experiences transfer locationally, and also remain a pillar for ‘being filled with care’. how can personal experiences stand as the ‘art’. what does legacy mean to me/us?”
Opening Water Ritual / Techtonic Black 2O22
“This ritual is about using water to let go of what is no longer serving the ultimate thriving of us and our communities. We will share stories, create songs and connect to nature. This moment is about stepping into collective love and imagination for Lawndale this summer.”
owoko / creating care-filled igbo architecture(s) v.I
the first iteration of creating care-filled igbo architecture(s) titled owoko, was exhibited at comfort station in chicago, may of 2022. owoko was an interactive installation honoring Igbo women through an ongoing ritual centered around the element of water. with this first show grounded in a historic site, the viewer was encouraged to fill a glass from the water reservoir and pour water into the center vessel as an offering. this collective meditation granted pause and breath for those that participated, while also creating soundful waves as the water trickled down the ceramic body.
additional versions tk.
© ebere agwuncha 2O22