A still shot shows the artist’s hand. As the fingers move, they start to create a sort of dialogue between them.
First, they seem to be comforting and caressing each other. Then, the interaction becomes more and more aggressive, until the fingers start having a fight. Then the fight stops and the hand open for about one minute.
As he outstretches his hand to the world, the artist is trying to question the nature of human relationships, and to draw attention to the contradictions and complexity of social relations essentially marked by conflict and mistrust.
The metaphor behind the hands movement suggests that, in order to reinvent
humanism, we need horizontality in our daily social, cultural and political
LucFosther Diop (Douala, Cameroon, 1980)
Lives and works in Rotterdam, NL, and Douala, CM. He studied Fine Arts at the Yaounde1 University and was an artist in residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. LucFosther makes films, photographs, drawings, collages and installations. Usually, stories and events of racism, injustice, propaganda, slavery, colonialism, neocolonialism, imperialism, are the situations that trigger his process of creation. He approaches these terms in a metaphorical fashion. Seeking out visual strategies enable LucFosther to express specific aspects of the influences and impacts of neo-colonialism and imperialism, particularly on the African continent, and on the world in general. His work has been shown in significant exhibitions including the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennal, 2009, the 11th Havana Biennal, 2012, the 14th PhotoEspana, 2011, and the 18th SESC_Videobrasil Festival, 2013. His video We Are One won the FAAP Artistic Residency Prize during the 18th SESC_Videobrasil Festival, 2013. He also received a Unesco-Aschberg Award for French Africa in 2013.
'Alternative Skylines', HD, 4'21'', 2015.
'Other Ways Around', HD, 5'1'', 2015.
'Processing Sceneries', HD, 2'12'', 2015.
'Around and Around', HD, 6', 2005–2014.
'Game of Hope', HD, 4'54", 2007–2014.
'Inner Transition', HD, 1', 2007–2014.
'From the shadow ship to the sky ship', HD, 2013.
'Oops-sessions', HD, 2013.
'Vitruvian World', HD, 1', 2010.
'Flying Hand Flags', HD, 2'23, 2010.
'We are One', HD, 5'38", 2009–2010.
'Attitudes', HD, 5'10", 2009–2010.
'Ma Danse Bafia', HD, 1', 2007.
'Introversion', HD, 2'52", 2007.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
'Synchronizing Screens', Dis no be art alone, AFIRIperFOMA Biennial, Lagos. Cat.
'Processing Sceneries', Open Studios, FAAP Artistic Residency, Sao Paulo
'Open Studio', Art Practices and Social Imaginaries, 11 Havana Biennial, Havana,
'Open Studio', Open Studios, Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam,
'Ceci Produit Cela', Urban Intervention, Espace Doual’art, Douala
'World Flirt', Open Studios, Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Cat.
Selected Film/Video Sreenings/Projections
'When all seemingly stands still', Grey Noise, Dubai, UAE
'Brasil Special', Blinkvideo Oneline Platform
'Seeing Self', Analogue Eye, Public Art, National Arts Festival, South Africa
'The Southern Panoramas International Contemporary Art', Sao Paulo,
Brasil, 18th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, Cat.
'OF AMSTERDAM' Documentary Screening, New Art Space Amsterdam(NASA),
'Art Practices and Social Imaginaries', 11 Havana Biennial, Havana, Cat.
'Face Contact. Portrait and Communication', Iberia Art Center, Beijing, Cat.
'OF AMSTERDAM' Premieres, SMART Project Space and Mediamatic Foundation,
'Fragments', Galerie SANAA, Utrecht
'RAIR Artist Talk', Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam
'VideoTime', Wolfart Projectspaces, Rotterdam
'Artist Talk/ The Aleph', Open AIR Festival 2011, Rotterdam
'Face Contact. Portrait and Communication', Teatro Fernán Gómez Centro,
PHotoEspaña-International Photography and Visual Arts Festival, Madrid, 2011. Cat.
'MTNC Foundation Residencies Retro One', Gallery Mam-MTNC Foundation,
'Modernité + Résistances/Aux souffles du Monde', 3th International Black World and
Culture Festival, Dakar, Cat.
'A Media Lab in Africa', 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Dortmund,
Essen, Duisburg, Cat.
'Live Urban Projection Westergasfabriek', Netherlands Institut of Media Kunst,
'Contemporary African Video Art’, International Film Festival, Rotterdam,
'AFRICA2.0’, Gallery Influxcontemporary, Lisbon
'First FIAC', National Museum of contemporary and modern art, Alger, Cat.
'Identity:Imagined State', CCA, Lagos, Cat.
'2nd Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art', The State Museum of Contemporary
Art, Thessaloniki, Cat.
'The World One Minutes Videos', Today Art Museum, Beijing, Cat.
'3rd Jakarta International Video Festival', Galeri National, Jakarta, Cat.