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L’Esprit Prêt-à-Partager
2009
Color
28 minutes
Germany/Senegal
English subtitles
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L’Esprit Prêt-à-Partager

Documents an art workshop held in Dakar, Senegal, in 2008, where artists from Africa and Europe explore issues surrounding fashion, sport and diasporic art and identities. The artists collaborate with each other and locals to create work which is built on cultural exchange, dismantling antiquated frames of essentialists Black and African identity aesthetic and narratives, but also the ever present interchange between European and African art and practice on an international scale.

Features interviews with photographers, fashion designers, visual and perfomance artists including Zohra Opoku, Ndiaga Diaw, Astrid S. Klein, Zille Homma Hamid, Nafytoo Diop, Simone Gilges, Freidrich M. Ploch, Philip Metz, Athi-Patra Ruga, Ulé Barcelos, Lolo Veleko, Goddy Leye, Mamadou Gomis, Hubert Mahela-Kamba and Akindobe Akinbiyi.
Screenings
• African Literature Association, 2011
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