In August 2017, as part of KLA ART Labs, Gasworks, a Triangle Network partner supported Mo’s residency at 32° East. Here, he focused his energy on observation and research, interrogating intention in public art interventions and learning about and from other artists in the city.
He shared some of his thoughts during the Methods of Engagement workshop of KLA ART Labs which took place at Comfort Zone, Kansanga, an informal restaurant. There, he used performance, poetry and observational exercises with previous artist in residence Ife Piankhi. This workshop challenged the participants to think more deeply about how they engage public spaces, the importance of improvisation in public art and how to respond to shared public spaces with respect.