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Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer, Nosferasta, 2021. Film still. Commissioned by Gasworks in collaboration with Spike Island, Bristol. Courtesy of the artists

Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer, Empty Metal, 2018. Film still. Courtesy the artists and Prone Pictures.

Nosferasta collaborator Oba hosted a live cookery show and artists talk that addressed his sprawling practice as a sculptor, filmmaker, musician, actor, and chef, all the while making a big pot of his world renowned corn soup. The recorded broadcast is interspersed with music videos, images, trailers, and other video excerpts from Oba's practice, collaborations with Bayley Sweitzer and Adam Khalil, as well as visits from some special guests.


This event accompanied Nosferasta, the first UK commission by Brooklyn-based filmmakers Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer in collaboration with Oba.

Part of the European Cooperation project 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, co-funded by Creative Europe and the Royal College of Art.



Oba. Born Wendell Scotts in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Oba is an artist, chef and actor based in Brooklyn. His paintings, sculptures and t-shirts have featured at Motel Gallery and Rumpelstiltskin, Brooklyn. From 2016 to 2018, Oba was lead singer of the avant-noise supergroup Dead Companionship. He starred as King Alpha in Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer’s 2018 film Empty Metal. Oba’s world-class corn soup has been slurped at the legendary Club Temptation in Flatbush, as well as fine establishments across the world.