Aurora Picture Show presents Radio Kaduna
Presented in conjunction with the Menil Collection's exhibition The Progress of Love, Radio Kaduna is a live performance with video that explores the meanings of true love within a Muslim-Christian household in pre-independence Nigeria. This story emerges against the backdrop of contemporary (armed) conflicts between Muslims and Christians, which often obscure histories of connection and interdependence across cultural, religious and ethnic boundaries.
Incorporating footage from Nigeria's capital of Abuja to the megacity that is Lagos, this work foregrounds ways in which moments of conflict give rise to powerful and long-lasting intimacies. Radio Kaduna also explores the poetics and politics of uncovering family histories and how those personal truths and lies connect with narratives of nationhood.