Picturing (The) Stories



Michèle Magema creates this performance for the Art & Urbis festival « La place de l’humain » during the SUD 2017 ( Salon Urbain de Douala). The performance takes place in the Théâtre Source in Douala, in Cameroon. Picturing the stories questions elements marking the colonial period in Cameroon. Cameroon was colonised by Germany, England and France, and therefore kept a complex relationship with it’s ex-colonisers. In this arrangement, the colors of the german, french, british and cameroon flags have been used : black, red, blue, white, yellow and green. The action is combined with music (pygmy flute and djembe) which accompanies the movements of the artist and accentuates the tensions beetween the countries.


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