Metro Art Digital Shorts, Artworks, Stations

Gather + Listen

Project Description

“Owambe,” loosely translates to “it’s here” in Yoruba. But at an actual Owambe, people gather at homes, or in the streets, for a joyous celebration. This animation focuses on the subtle, unconscious rhythms that happen at an owambe. As people come together in joy, their hearts begin to beat in the same rhythm, as if united in happiness. When people ride on transit together, we all become part of the city’s energy. We are moved together creating the rhythm of a city.

This artwork is on view at 7th St/Metro Center and Hollywood/Highland Stations as part of the Metro Art Digital Art Shorts Series.


About the Artist

ADEBUKOLA BODUNRIN is a Nigerian-Canadian film, video, and installation artist who explores language, culture, and media. In her collage animations, she manipulates film using unorthodox manual and digital techniques in order to produce unexpected cinematic experiences. Bodunrin completed her Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues that include the Jersey City Museum of Art, the Scope Art Fair, Onion City Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Festival Animator, Poznań, Ok, Quoi? Festival, Anthology Film Archives, the Black Cinema House, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Images Festival and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has participated in studio residencies at the Chicago Artists Coalition and at the Chicago Cultural Center.