What comes first is us.
I created a functioning oracle clearly inspired by the vintage “Magic 8 Ball” toy. A practical handle on the side bears my motto: young, black and dangerous. This kind of object recalls the need to dare during the practice of imagining the future and creating the present. Instead of a collection of generic answers, the AtWork oracle contains a choral response to a single question: What comes first? Just like the process that led to my creation, multiple answers were given in a collective manner by the group of participants.
Marvin Gabriele Nwachukwu (1996) is a visual artist born in Sesto San Giovanni, nearby Milan, where he is now based. His research highlights continuous contaminations between disciplines and cultures. Although his practice spaces between different mediums, such as print, photography and video, he’s keen on graphic and editorial outputs. In his perspective the context in which he operates is always relevant: sensitivity and proximity to the communities are crucial to the creative process.