Alexandra Piras French/Italy
Djo Moembo Belgium/Congo (RDC)
Frank Akino Beekman Belgium
International influences makes global communication an evidence. Our motor is one of researching the borders between the relation of the ethic, esthetic and meaning of an image. As Jeanluc Godart said " c' est juste une image", but is this correct?
As we saw Eisenstein creating the first associative montage-films, trying to grasp the significance of one image following another, we discover a whole new language and communication. If this communication takes his place in public space we create a LINK, a link between different worlds.
A Link between the origin of the images and where they will be displayed, in this case South – North from Kinshasa to Oslo. A link in time and in perspective of their new environment. A link between the viewer and the viewed. A link between different customs which act against all prejudices. A link leaving the stereotypical image of Africa behind us. A link to gives us a more honest impression of the continent Africa.
Honest because of the children, we all know they arouse a feeling of naivety and pureness. Honest because of the universal link between the natural phenomena's like rain and the sun, both abundant needed and yet sometimes origin of a lot of misery.
This work is to be seen as an visual poem on hope and dreams and not as a slogan.
In the eyes of a child lays hope, future and dreams.