DIY Animation Workshop with Artist Ezra Wube

This program happened live on our Facebook page on Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST

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Join The Africa Center for a fun art activity you can enjoy with your entire family.

Looking for a fun and easy activity to do with the kids at home? Join Ezra Wube, the artist who created Project Junction, the art installation currently in our physical space, as he leads an animation activity for families to enjoy. In the workshop viewers will learn the basics of how animation works and two simple yet exciting animation techniques. Using the theme of food that is at the center of his art installation at The Africa Center, Wube will teach participants how to create a flipbook animation depicting the growth of a teff plant and a thaumatrope of injera and wot, staples of the cuisine from his native country of Ethiopia. 

This workshop is best suited for children 6 years old and above. Adults are welcome to participate too!

What you’ll need: Post-it notes, pencil or pen (sharpie preferred), tape, rubber bands, index cards, hole punch.


About the Artist

Ezra Wube (b. 1980, Ethiopia) is a mixed media artist based in Brooklyn, NY. His work references the notion of past and present, the constant changing of place, and the dialogical tensions between “here”and “there”. His exhibitions include the 21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil, Brazil; The 2nd edition of the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, France; “Gwangju Biennale”, Gwangju, South Korea; Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; “Dak’Art Biennale”, Dakar, Senegal and Times Square Arts Midnight Moment, NY. His residencies and awards include Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY; Work Space, LMCC Residency Program, New York, NY; Open Sessions Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Rema Hort Mann Foundation; the Triangle Arts Association Residency, Brooklyn, NY and The Substation Artist Residency Program, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Since 2015 Ezra organizes Addis Video Art Festival, a platform for innovative international video art in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

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