Samuel Baidoo is a maker, performer and mentor. They make work based on their own practice as well as on commission. They are one of the artistic leaders of the art collective Hanafubuki. In recent years, Samuel has collaborated with Guy Cassiers, Maud LePladec, KOPERGIETERY, Yves Thuwis, Michiel Vandevelde, Nat Gras, Agostina D’Alessandro, tout petit and Tuur Marinus, among others. They also offer guidance to dance students at Antwerp’s Royal Conservatoire on a yearly basis.
As part of their individual practice, Samuel links autobiographical experiences to various forms of work. Their work starts with the intuitive creation of a new archive comprising images, snippets of text, film stills, documentaries, pieces of music and excerpts from television series, films, games and manga. Sharing this archive always turns up new content, which they in turn pursue. This is their way of associating and connecting with the world around them.
In the 2023–2024 season, Samuel will be working on Plum Road Tea Dream and showing their work-in-progress in certain contexts. Plum Road Tea Dream will premiere in the 2025–2026 season.
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