Want to know me?
My name is Koloto Siraji, a Ugandan contemporary artist and researcher. My method explores the bagisu philosophies of dance and art. Embracing and initiating the bagisu theories of art through the lens of modern practices. It is my intention to revisit the old wisdom of dance. My creation lab inhabits a space between merging bagisu traditional practices with urban approaches to spark out fragments of a contemporary wave.
I work between the error of post-colonialism and decolonization. Investigating the body as a medium to give new narratives. I’m curious about how I can use the body in space to transfer information and dance the agony in humanity. My art is most grounded in the lives of my communities and my ancestry. I’m most interested in making people feel, think and question; in relation to environment, politics, and humanity. My work offers no easy answers but seeks to provoke questioning in the audience; triggering them to think and seek individual perception and responsibility in the action. I produce my work as performances, dance films and installation art.
What I do?
I produce performances that investigate humanity. Work that speaks directly from the world of thoughts to visuals...
I intend to create films that research humanity and speak to the world. Films that bring the human imagination to visual reality...
I play with found objects, recycled materials to create spaces and temporary sculptures that redefine the presence of art......