water work (2016)

water work is a durational performance which took place at the national museum, lagos, nigeria in which eca eps is drenched in 50,000 litres of water. drawing on the materiality of water as an economic indicator of wealth and proximity for survival, eps water work took its cue from african economists dambisa moyo, ngozi okonjo-iweala, andrew mwenda et al, who lobby the position that continued foreign aid to africa with the exception of humanitarian responses in crisis situations is ‘dead aid’