Assangni, Kisito

videoart by Saliou Traore, Burkina Faso

Videoart from Africa
Senegal, Burkina Faso, D.Congo, Togo, Cameroon

curated by

Kisito Assangni

presented on 19 March 2011 at Kharkiv City Art Gallery (Ukraine)

CologneOFF 2011 UKRAINE
14-20 March 2011 – Kiev-Kharkiv

Curatorial statement
The new technologies associated with planetary globalization have penetrated every corner of the planet and have interfered in the lives of all the peoples. African multimedia artists yearn for adequate exposure and appreciation on the international art scene.
The selected artists attempt to view Africa through different eyes. Current events and television media serve as fodder for african contemporary artistic expression.
The interplay between traditional and digital materials in african art. How identity is represented through digital technologies ?
Video art bears witness to the remarkable energy and creativity of the peoples of Africa and conveys their unfailing hope. A number of videos in this selection address questions of identity, social relationships, as artists reflexively consider their sense of place and belonging in an increasingly interconnected world.
From experimental video to short film, this event aims to emphasize the alternative form of cultural communication of African video art.


Samba FALL (Senegal)
first name: biography

Title of work
Oil man / 2008 / 1’00
The animation film examines our consumerist behaviour and the entailing consequences for our neighbours and for the planet.

Saliou TRAORE (Burkina Faso)

Title of work
Traffic Mum / 2009 / 10’33”
This video develops a visual language that enables to express the personal view on European culture.

Douts NDOYE (Senegal)

Title of work
Train Train Medina / 2007 / 5’17”
Living in common disrespect for nature and for each other brings about a time of misery which wipes out everything without leaving a trace.

Kokou EKOUAGOU (Togo)

Title of work/
Time / 2010 / 2’00 / Kokou Ekouagou
Children are playing football in the room .

Michele MAGEMA (D.Congo)

Title of work/year/duration/credits
Interiority-Fresco IV / 2010 / 2’31”
Homage to the kiss of Narcisse.

Guy WOUETE (Cameroon)

Title of work/year/duration/credits
Le dilemme divin / 2009 / 5’31” / Guy Wouete
The filmic metaphor is not only for the victims of slavery, but also an allegory for the young people who lose their lives on their paths into migration still today.