Yussef Agbo-Ola’s multidisciplinary artistic practice is concerned with interpreting natural energy systems, through interactive experiments that explore the connections between an array of sensory environments, from the biological and anthropological, to the perceptual and microscopic. His aim is to use diverse multidisciplinary research methods and design components, to reinterpret local knowledge and its environmental importance cross-culturally. His research outcomes manifest through architectural pavilions, photographic journalism, material alchemy, interactive performance, experimental sound design and conceptual writing.
For his Radio Art Catalyst residency Yussef will be creating acoustic architectural experiments that reflect upon the role of ethnomusicology, biological sonic feedback, and conceptual poetry around themes of environmentalism. He will develop a sound work that questions how different epistemologies from a range of diverse cultures relate, perceive, and become connected to or a part of their local ecological systems.
Find out more about Yussef & Olaniyi Studio here.