Sights & Sounds: Whak & Mo
Common Discourse is a project designed to help others (and ourselves) think through creativity, focus, and intentional work—from Alex Tan & Alice Otieno.
Every Tuesday we share an idea from us, a quote from somebody else, and links worth sharing. On Fridays we invite a guest to share images from their camera roll and a sound that resonates with them.
Whak & Mo are twin brothers and artists, born and raised in Nigeria and based in Toronto, Canada. Their practice encompasses a variety of mediums from art, design, fashion and music. Through their modelling work, they often serve as muses to local and international brands and creatives.
Their contribution this week was a little different, splitting both the images and sound(s) in two. Some images are clear, some intentionally pixelated. Both depict where they’re currently at. When going through their selection I found it to be particularly pertinent to this time of the year. The future feels hazy, with some parts that are distorted and some unwaveringly clear. The images served as a reminder to make room for both of these states. To embrace incompletion and illegibility, not forcing ourselves to reach a point of clarity when it isn’t yet time.
Here’s what they shared with us this week!
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