‘‘Analogue social media’’
The notebook was created thinking about the people who are not on social media and love physical books and pointing out that “What comes first” is the written memory. My idea was to create a book that shows my personal IG page so that even without the internet, people can access this information and see my work.
While I was in residency at AKKA Project in Venice in October 2021, social media shut down for about 5 hours; this episode sent a clear message that we cannot rely only on technology and that our written memory should persist no matter what. I hope that the future generation will still write their thoughts so that our descendants can learn about as in the far future.
Nairobi, Kenya, 1984. Self-taught multi-disciplinary artist
Cyrus Kabiru was born in 1984 in Nairobi, Kenya, where he still lives and works.
Kabiru is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist known for his sculptural spectacles or C-Stunners, which are made of retrieved objects and recycled materials sourced on the streets of Nairobi. His intricate sculptural works push the boundaries of conventional craftsmanship, sculpture, photography, design, and fashion. His works deal with transformation and renewal. The design of his works embeds his vision of the future. Each C-Stunner is the product of an innovation process intimately linked to his life story. Recently, Kabiru has also focused on deconstructing radios, bicycles, and other pop objects.
In 2010, he was the resident artist at the Han Nefkens Foundation in Barcelona, Spain. He was the first artist to participate in the Flow Series talks program – a joint initiative of the Han Nefkens Foundation and the Antoni Tàpies Foundation. In 2013, he was selected for an innovator fellowship at TED’s The Young, The Gifted, The Undiscovered program. In 2016, he was chosen by Quartz as one of the most promising Africa Innovators in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2021 he was the resident artisti at AKKA Project Venezia, Italy.