(*1982, Bo, Sierra Leone, lives
& works in Frankfurt/M)
Agassi Bangura is an artist and film maker known for his notorious travel schedule. As a performer in front of and behind the camera, he orchestrates situations dealing with physical presence, globalism, and family narratives.
For ‘Frusen Glädjé’, he shows “DökHoki (Life)”; a video work from 2007 shot while visiting Guinea-Conakry, following a young man and his way to get a new car. The soundtrack displays an early use of the “crying baby vocoder” sound effect, mixed with Senegalese music, trailblazing the way for performers like Dean Blunt, who also made frequent use of this very eery sound.
Recent exhibitions and projects include “Westafrican Roadmovie”, Erik Nordenhake & Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 2018; ”Is the peacock merely beautiful or also honest?, fffriedrich, Frankfurt, 2017, and “Fitness Gym”, Leonhardi Kulturprojekte, Frankfurt, 2012.