‘The Riddle of Bakuli’ expresses a personal journey in which from artist Said Adrus shares his South Asian narrative within an East African context.
Bakuli, a district of Kampala, Uganda, is retraced as part of a larger artistic project - a ‘montage’ of film, stills and sound with the potential of becoming an expansive installation.
The piece draws upon artwork created during Said’s research, for which the artist visited Kampala, Uganda, the city where he was born but which he left as a child, forty years ago, because of the country’s political situation. He was displaced to Switzerland in the 1970s, before arriving in the UK. The film represents a flashpoint for an interlaced relationship between postcolonial historical work and contemporary digital aesthetics.