Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (also known as crazinisT artis) is a Ghanaian-Togolese multidisciplinary artist living and working in Ghana. His work explores the relationship between politics, identity and gender constructs through immersive performances. Using his body as a material, CrazinisT artisT seeks to provoke his audience to question their own sense of identity and belonging, creating indecisive moments that blur the lines between public and private space.
Rituals of Becoming includes a site-specific installation, photography and video, as well as a live performance. In a special room, called “The Red Sanctuary”, the artist will perform his “Becoming” for the whole duration of the exhibition. The show stages the artist’s work in a theatrical setting that highlights the ritualistic dimension of his performances. By simultaneously projecting recorded performances as well as a live performance, the exhibition questions the assumed distinction between real and virtual, gender identity, class privilege, political injustice, violence and objectification of humans.
This exhibition was realized in collaboration with the Dutch curator Maria Rus Bojan