A Talk and Discussion with Leo Robinson
For his community engagement project, Leo Robinson, a Glasgow-based multimedia artist and Tiwani Contemporary Resident at G.A.S. hosted an artist talk titled The Imaginary in the Diaspora. During the discursive event, Leo discussed his work from the last two years through the framework of imaginary cultures and rituals.
At the heart of Robinson's oeuvre lies the act of remixing—an artistic practice that reshapes oracles, music, and myths into novel forms of spirituality, psychology, and identity. This presentation unveiled works in progress, such as a new mythological card game, and how Leo's time in Nigeria brought up new questions, symbols, and narratives for this ever-evolving speculative world.
The presentation provided a glimpse into Robinson's creative process, with one of the notable highlights being an interactive session with his work-in-progress, a mythological card game. This experience offered a tangible connection to the evolving speculative realm he crafted.
Event Date: 3rd October 2023
Event Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Facilitator: Leo Robinson
Location: G.A.S. Lagos, 9B, Hakeem Dickson Dr, off T.F. Kuboye Rd, Oniru, Lagos
About the Artist
Leo Robinson, a multimedia artist residing in Glasgow, is celebrated for his relentless exploration of symbols and spiritual technologies. His recent exhibitions, including "The Infinity Card (2022)" at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK, and "Theories for Cosmic Joy (2019)" at Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK, have earned critical acclaim. Leo's works have also graced prestigious group exhibitions such as "To The Edge of Time" at KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, "Antechamber" at Quench, Margate, UK, "Bathing Nervous Limbs" at Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, and "tender spots in hard code…" at Arebyte, London, UK (all in 2021). Join us for an immersive exploration of Leo Robinson's artistic journey and the world he continues to shape through his creativity.