The favourites

The favourites

Curated by Malick Ndiaye

The favourites
Curated by Malick Ndiaye

Cette sélection de sept films d’artistes du continent africain et de sa diaspora présente une diversité de propositions au niveau technique et thématique. Elle varie ainsi entre un film d’animation et un documentaire anthropologique, une narration sur les objets et une science-fiction, ou encore une histoire de Sisyphe et un récit de solitude. Réalisés entre 2016 et 2020, ces projets d’art vidéo établissent un panorama représentatif d’une vigueur et d’un dynamisme propre à la création digitale en Afrique.

Each of these works is available for a limited time only: 

Falling (2017) by Sethembile Msezane, jusqu’au 23 décembre 2020.
The Planets, Chapter 32 (2017) by Jackie Karuti, until December 23, 2020.
Hamus (2019) and Una Favola Vera (2020) by Ezra Wube, until January 7, 2021.
The Fox den (2016) by Yasmina Benabderrahmane, until January 17, 2021.
Vivons dans j’heureusement (2020) by Ndoye Douts, until January 17, 2021.
Maamo Maam (2020) by Mamadou Khouma Gueye, until May 17, 2021.

Mamadou Khouma Gueye
Maamo Maam, 2020, 34’
Like fragmented portraits, Maamo Maam invites us to an encounter with artifacts from the collection of the Théodore Monod Museum. Taken out of the reserves, mortar, canary, doll, tam tam are all spoken. They generate narrated stories told by different personalities where knowledge, elements of analysis, personal history and collective memory all come together. From one portrait to another, links appear by resonance and create a dense referential field that describes each objects and its rich past. Africa has not renounced the sacred and the invisible, nor the sacred values of objects, of the land or the speech (Ibrahima Sow).

After studying History at the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (Senegal), Mamadou Khouma Gueye  started in the film industry by campaigning for access to cinema for the population of the suburbs of Dakar before moving on to directing. He has always defended the idea that art must make room for ordinary people, participating in the representation and awareness of social and political realities, however difficult. He is also an educator, sharing his life between Guinaw Rails and Nantes. He is an active founding member of the association Plan B Films, and has worked in France in film education for the association Makiz’art, Stéréolux, L’Ecole Cinécréatis and the University of Nantes. He has also worked as a cameraman, fixer and assistant on both cinematographic and artistic projects. He has collaborated in particular with the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Nantes-St Nazaire (Campus International, “Présence du futur”, Emmanuelle Chérel) and with the artist Vincent Messen (Jubilée production).