Durban, South Africa, July 16, 2016
This year, London-based artist, archivist, and curator Ajamu and New York and Los Angeles-based artist, educator, and organizer Pato Hebert collaborated on a series of activities at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.
Their talk also discussed two seminal figures — photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode and oral historian Horacio N. Roque Ramírez — whose efforts have much to teach us in relationship to migration, cultural production, pleasure, and world making. The following video is a recording of their talk, as introduced by George Ayala, Executive Director of the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF).
Ajamu is a fine art photographic artist and archive-curator whose work has been consistently shown in galleries, museums and alternative spaces throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. He is predominately known for black male portraits, self-portraits and studio-based constructed imagery.
Patrick "Pato" Hebert
Pato Hebert is an artist, educator and cultural worker based in New York and Los Angeles. His work explores the aesthetics, ethics and poetics of interconnectedness. He is particularly interested in space, spirituality, pedagogy and progressive praxis. (Photo by Ken Merfeld)