Rahman Hak-Hagir (AUT) | Alfie Nze (NIG) | Alice Bachmann (FRA)
(SUPREMACY OF THE WHITE or -) WHITE MASK BLACK SKIN (2015)
Video-Performance-Doc. / HD / 10 mins.: vimeo.com/147674369
"About decolonization and liberation of mankind.“
White mask black skin is an obvious paraphrase of Frantz Fanon’s black skin white mask. The attention in this case is focused on the transformation of traditional black African symbols into elements of white symbolism and philosophy. This transformation has travelled through the double standard roads of unconscious exaltation, but often of debasement of the original symbol, from the traditional point of view. But, on closer observation, it’s clear that many African and indeed indigenous symbolic philosophy has been transformed to give them a “white” face, thereby becoming symbols of white supremacy.
Year: 2015 | Location: Milan, Italy – Viale Bligni 42
ALICE BACHMANN (92’, Lyon) is a french-milan based conceptual artist using video like a protean medium feed on performance, installation and documentary approach. Finishing her master in Cinema and Video in the fine arts’ school of Milan, she is working as a cameraman and film editor. On a more personnal way, she develops a research about porous limits beetween real and fiction using the videocamera as a strument to explain it. Alice Bachmann is a member of the international artist collective known as THE OTHER SOCIETY.
ALFIE NZE is an Nigerian born author, theatre director & a photo- video- and performance artist based in Milan (Italy). Alfie Ndubuisi Nze´s work investigates inter-cultural and anthropological as well as historically and contemprary social phaenomenas. Since 2015 he is a member of the international artist collective known as THE OTHER SOCIETY.
RAHMAN HAK-HAGIR (May 15, 1972) is an Austrian-born Vienna-based half-afghan conceptual and performance artist who began his career in 1990. Active for two decades in varied fields of art, his work is recently focussing on the conflicting priorities between individual and social environment. He is one of the founding members of the international artist collective, known as THE OTHER SOCIETY.