• Akpokiere karo highlife generator orchestra tapestry bettina steinbruegge
    Akpokiere karo highlife generator orchestra tapestry bettina steinbruegge
  • Akpokiere karo highlife generator orchestra detail tapestry bettina steinbruegge
    Akpokiere karo highlife generator orchestra detail tapestry bettina steinbruegge
  • Akpokiere karo highlife generator orchestra detail tapestry bettina steinbruegge hamburg
    Akpokiere karo highlife generator orchestra detail tapestry bettina steinbruegge hamburg

Karo Akpokiere

High Life Generator Orchestra, 2022

Jacquard woven Tapestry

260 x 169 cm / 102.4 x 66.5 in

Edition 1/5

€9,000

Additional information

High Life Generator Orchestra exists as a satirical take on the question of infrastructural decay and self governance, it highlights the reliance on power generators as a primary source of power supply in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. The tapestry is composed of natural and synthetic fibers and was woven in collaboration with the TextielLab, Tilburg. This artwork is from the project Lagos Drawings where the language of advertising, graphic design and advertising present in the city of Lagos, Nigeria was used to comment on contemporary realities in the city.

The tapestry can be hung by passing a rod through loops at the top and bottom.

Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, graphic design and textiles presented through print and electronic media, played a significant role in the formation of my visual identity.

Karo Akpokiere