Thursday, June 09, 2011

Akosua Adoma Owusu film

The artist and filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu has released a film called Drexciya, but don’t get too excited as it’s not a documentary about them (which some smart person should totally get onto making) but a newly released 12 minute art film. Her website describes it as, ‘A portrait of an abandoned public swimming facility located in Accra, Ghana. The Riviera was once known as Ghana's first "pleasure" beach. A one-time extravagant Ambassador Hotel of post-colonial - early Kwame Nkrumah era, the Riviera Beach Club thrived until the mid-1970's. The Olympic sized pool, now in a dilapidated state, is used for locals for things other than swimming. Inspired by the myth of Detroit electronic band, Drexciya.’ I’d love to see this as it looks and sounds intriguing. Drexciya’s influence certainly continues to mutate and grow. You can see a trailer, find out where its currently showing and read more about the film and artist at this link.


Anonymous Akosua Adoma Owusu said...

Say What????!!!! I can't believe you found out about my experimental film, Drexciya! The film is part of a multi-media installation of sculptures and videos. It premiered at the Studio Museum at Harlem in New York and is now doing well on the festival circuit. I'd love to send it to you so you can check it out! The exposure is helping me develop the notion of Drexciyans in a sci-fi film! send me your address at


Akosua Adoma

5:36 AM  
Blogger SURFACE said...

That project looks amazing !!!, how is it possible to find the entire movie ? I live in Paris maybe its time to connect people about, this total mystic being of drexciya, we are all in a mission here....

10:30 AM  

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