blaykyi kenyah


I am an artist and writer from Accra, Ghana, with a nomadic practice. I am fundamentally curious about the ontology and potential of art—what art is and what art can do—and I try to use my photography, sculpture, and conceptual work to investigate and reflect on this and many other interests. I was most recently a participant in the Irish Musuem of Modern Art’s Art and Politics Summer School. 

Art

Adinkra
Akan Proverbs

Books I’ve Read

About
CV (August 2020)

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BOOKS I’VE READ AND WHAT I THOUGHT OF THEM

★★★★★ = Must read
★★★★☆ = A solid addition to your life
★★★☆☆ = A good way to pass time
★★☆☆☆ = If you have to, but there are certainly better alternatives
★☆☆☆☆ = You’re stuck in the toilet without a phone, desperately bored
☆☆☆☆☆ = Not worth the paper it’s printed on, and certainly not worth your time
Aristotle
Poetics
Translated by Malcolm Heath. Penguin, 1996.

★★★★☆
specialist, theory


The question, “what makes for a good play”, seems very trite. It is at once a question of personal judgment, of artistic mystery, and of a refined palate: too narrow yet too broad. Despite this, Aristotle’s Poetics takes a respectable stab at the problem. Read this not just for the nitty-gritties of developing a plot, choosing the right diction, and writing believable characters, but also to use the terms “hamartia”, “catharsis”, and “mimesis” correctly. It is very short, and Heath’s introduction is enlightening and jargon-free.

Poetics is not for everyone, but for those it is for, it is indispensable.