Book, 16.8 x 23.9 cm, 143 p, language: English, publisher: Art in General, ISBN: 978-1-934890-28-8.
Materials: ink, paper
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2025/876).
Literary synopsis *Wayward North* charts the epic adventure of Iku and Nailah, navigating deserted roads, riotous city streets, dreamscapes, car crash graveyards and underground canals as they seek to bridge the gaps in human communication and the distances between our personal, subjective experiences. Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice *Wayward North* is a multimedia installation comprised of three elements, the centerpiece being twelve large-scale star maps depicting newly imagined constellations derived from Olujimi’s contemporary mythology. Each of these maps spans ten feet in height and twenty feet in length. Functioning as accurate star maps, hundreds of Swarovski crystals were plotted in their precise corresponding coordinates. Olujimi learned to operate a specialized long arm sewing machine, embroidering more than 300 figures for these tapestries. He also created a series of artifacts spawned by the myths. Lastly the piece includes a 150-page companion book containing the complete mythology, exhibition images and critical essays. [Novel website](http://www.kambuiolujimi.com/projects/wayward-north)
Authorship: Artist Author.
Creative Strategy: Artwork-Novel Parallel Lives, Artworks Biographical Origin.
Genre: Adventures, Fantasy, Science-Fiction.
Publishing: Art Books Publishing House, Non-profit Art Organization.
Theme: Art, Death, Desire, Everyday Life, Identity, Love, Memory, Post-Humanism, Secret Societies, Socio-Political Critic, States of the Self, Subjective Experience, Technology, Transgression Identity, Utopian Worlds, Vicarious Experiences.
Media View all
Events View all
The Preparation of the No...
18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.
The Preparation of the Novel is the title of a new instalment in The Book Lovers project, which makes direct reference to Roland Barthes’ tra
Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up B...
28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.
The Book Lovers presents the first (pop-up) bookstore specialized in artist novels. The bookstore will be hosted by De Appel and run by Buchh
Ensembles View all
The Book Lovers
The Book Lovers is a research project on the phenomenon of the artist's novel curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska. The central quest