Em’Kal Eyongakpa – Cameroon

Em’Kal Eyongakpa is a visual and sound artist who was born in Cameroon in 1981. At the biennale his video installation and video sculpture “Njanga Wata” was shown. The titel is a pidgin English translation of “River of Prawns” or in Portuguese “Rio dos Cameroes” referring to the name the Porutguese gave to one of the rivers in Cameroon during colonial times after they had discovered a swarm of prawns in the water. Thus the name “Cameroon” comes from the portuguese word for prawn “camero”. Later the name was taken over for surrounding areas.

Em’Kal Eyongakpa about his art project “Njanga Wata”:


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