DTA's mission is to deprogram the understanding of history and culture we learnt during colonisation and enslavement and replace it with a holistic understanding of what our history is, and what its function is in our lives. As part of our recent Sirius B detoxification program we have been working with the powerful visual artist Fowokan.
Working with Fowokan has been a truly inspirational experience. For over 50 years, Fowokan has been creating and sharing ideas and art in service of his community. For his entire career, Fowokan has remained independent; not chasing institutions, accolades or position.
For this episode, we caught up with Fowokan in his South London living room surrounded by pieces he has created over the years. We talked history, music art, and most importantly, the ideology that drives his practice. It was an education.