Ama is a British-Ghanaian digital artist making moving image work ranging from traditional film to experimental and abstract 3D animations. She is using the Residency as a way of exploring ideas of societal pressure and assimilation in diasporas communities. The book ‘Dear Senthuran’ by Akwaeke Emezi is a strong influence and reference point for Ama. In the book, Emezi describes their experience of feeling like they are wearing different masks in different spaces. The book has been described as ‘a memoir that transcends expectation and challenges readers to explore our own flesh and spiritual multiplicities.’ (Ajani, A. 2021).
Ama Dogbe is collaborating on the Virtual Bodies project.