L’Art Digital du Sahel
Installation and Projection, 2013
The Sahel area has recently been thrown into political turmoil with an ongoing rebellion in Northern Mali and the creation of an independent nation known as “Azawad” in june 2012. Over the last years, the introduction of digital tools of creation have resulted in an abundance of graphic ephemera circulating via Facebook, Cyber Cafes, and cellphones. Utilizing PC based templates, automated web based montage, and built-in cellphone photo manipulation, and combining personal photos with superimposed graphics, those self described designers of the digital realm reveal a unique and evolving aesthetic.
The installation includes a fake “cyber-cafe” and creation space and a projection of images drawn from collected artwork.