IKOCE is an ongoing  research project questioning the archival capacity of unofficial bodies in preserving cultural heritage. The name is borrowed from the cultural performance, Ikoce — speculated to have originated as a reaction to social-political changes in Northern Uganda circa 1940s. The most significant one being the heavy drafting of Lango men into the King’s African Rifles to fight for the British Empire during WWII. Decades later, up until the 1990s, Ikoce was employed as social commentary, satire and entertainment. Its significance is on the brink of erasure.


Ikoce Dance Motif 

Simultaneously a record and invitation for liveness.