Illuminatetheatre productions wish to announce to you Our new project what if? A project in
partnership with Goethe Institut, Arthouse Foundation and The Treehouse, an experimental
film collage and a live performance by Ojudun Taiwo Jacob, in collaboration with Victoria
In 2018, Ojudun Taiwo Jacob was selected as an artist residency for the Goethe
Institut/Arthouse Foundation residency exchange program between Lagos and Berlin, titled
" Unsustainable Privileges" in partnership with Berlin art institutions Galerie Wedding, ZK/U –
Center for Art and Urbanistics and SAVVY Contemporary.
Taiwo works as a performer and choreographer, and he spent three months in Berlin creating
a new artistic project that incorporated dance and film. What If? brings his residency project to
a Lagos audience. The project is based on a decidedly African perspective of the Berlin
Conference (1884-1885) and the exploration of their own colonialist mentality.
About The Artist
Ojudun Taiwo Jacob is a performance artist from Lagos, Nigeria. He lives and works as a performer, curator, and choreographer. For six years, he collaborated with the Crown Troupe of Africa in Bariga, Lagos where he
received his choreographic and artistic/conceptual training. In 2015, he co-founded Illuminatetheatre
Productions, which he serves as Artistic Director. Taiwo's works are primarily performed in public spaces for
free access to everyone. He adheres the relationship between the African (Nigerian) tradition and the evolving
of the contemporary culture. The blend of both cultures influences his artistic approach. His works are focused
on essentialism and existentialism with a strong belief that art evolves from man's daily encounter. They
portray socio-political issues of his home country and the global village.
Victoria Simone is a filmmaker and multimedia artist. She has a background in documentary film making with
a focus on ecology, sustainability, and environmental racism. Recently she has explored the combination of
surrealism and documentary film.
IlluminateTheatre Productions is a non-profit and multidisciplinary creative lab based in Lagos, Nigeria, that
works in the field of dance, music, drama and performance art.