Experience Ooga Booga


CURRENT OBSESSION’s #4 Supernatural Issue attempts to connect the mystical notions of shamanism and magic to the creative process itself. While the concept of the artist as shaman was elaborated by artists in the mid-20th century, we were curious to find out how it’s reflected in today’s world. Essentially, it’s about creating one’s own narrative, mythology and belief system, while daring to challenge the conventions of art and design.

Starting from the CURRENT OBSESSION magazine as a format, and inspired by its characteristics and possibilities, the theme of the Supernatural will now be explored through the Ooga Booga Experience. We will focus on in-depth perception of artists’ work brought together in a dynamic programme consisting of diverse contemporary views on the subject Supernatural and its implementation in artistic practice.

Contributing artists
Michal Avraham and Borch Socher, Anna Bak, Brynjar Sigurðarson, Echo + Seashell, Jasper Griepink and Janneke Raaphorst, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Vann Kwok, Octave Vandeweghe.

Initiated by Current Obsession. Curated in collaboration with Anneleen Swillen.
Experience Ooga Booga will take place on Saturday 19th of December from 13 pm till 10 pm atSTUDIO 47, Amsterdam. STUDIO 47 is an initiative by Céline Manz, Temporary Open Studio
In collaboration with Larisse Mac Donald, Inspiragency PR
The publications by Anna Bak and Brynjar Sigurðarson are available at Onomatopee
The 2015 year programme is made possible by the generous support of Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie