South news: 11th issue launch at the 12th edition of Bamako Encounters, Mali
South as a State of Mind “Coexistence” issue (fall / winter 2019, issue #11) launched this December at the Bamako Encounters, African Photography Biennale, 12th edition:
We feel proud, happy and full of gratitude for the international launch of South as a State of Mind “Coexistence” issue (fall / winter 2019, issue #11) in Bamako, Mali, within the framework of “Streams of Consciousness”, the 12th edition of Rencontres de Bamako (Bamako Encounters), the Biennial dedicated to African photography and video (Les Rencontres de Bamako, Biennale Africaine de la Photographie), under the curation of the amazing team: Artistic Director Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, the curatorial team Aziza Harmel, Astrid Sokona Lepoultier and Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, artistic advisors Akinbode Akinbiyi and Seydo Camara, and scenographer Cheick Diallo, and of course the artists Rahima Gambo, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy and Eric Gyamfi.
We wish you all a good reading!
The team of South as a State of Mind
Edited by Marina Fokidis, Pip Day, Marcelo Rezende
Managing editor: Eleanna Papathanasiadi
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Supported by Goethe-Institut Athen, Schwarz Foundation
Published by Cube Art Editions
Design: Studio Lialios Vazoura
Photos 1-2 (performative lecture by artist Rahima Gambo) by Allyn Gaestel.
Photos 3-4 (visitors holding South) by Yves Ngoy aka DY.
South as a State of Mind issue #11 launch event at the 12th edition of Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial, Bamako, Mali
“Wanderlines: a non-verbal lecture and meditation on walking”
A performative lecture by artist Rahima Gambo
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 14:30-15:00
Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial
Lycee de Jeunes Filles, Bamako, Mali
“Walking itself is the intentional act closest to the unwilled rhythm of the body, to breathing and the beating of the heart. It strikes a delicate balance between working and idling, being and doing, it is bodily labor that produces nothing but thoughts, experiences and arrivals.”– Rebecca Solnit
The point of departure of the lecture was a 7ft (H) by 14 ft (W) white movable wall where Rahima Gambo drew an improvised “Walk Map” over the video “A Walk (2019)” to a live audience.
The lecture mused on walking as a way of making the world as well as being in it and also walking as a tool and form of non-verbal storytelling.
At the end of the lecture there was a conversation between panelists about walking, embodied storytelling and streams of consciousness.
(More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2387629514698349/ )