Em’Kal Eyongakpa moves between objective and subjective realms. He’s a digital shaman. He travels between past and present and to the bottom of lake Barombi. He maps the codes of suspension rhythms and market sellers in Paris and Central Africa. He conjures Coltrane, Simone and Baraka and retraces railroads made of bones. He doesn’t consider himself political and then again, he says, everything is.
Em’kal’s interview with Kadist Foundation, Paris, where he was in residency between May-July 2015.