On love and violence
Mawena Yehouessi

« All I really remember is the pain, the unspeakable pain […]. Yes, it does indeed mean something ― something unspeakable ― to be born, in a white country, an Anglo-Teutonic, antisexual country, black. You very soon, without knowing it, give up all hope of communion. Black people, mainly, look down or look up but do not look at each other, not at you, and white people, mainly, look away. And the universe is simply a sounding drum ; there is no way whatever, so it seemed then and has sometimes seemed since, to get through a life, to love your wife and children, or your friends, or your mother and father, or to be loved. »

 To go further :

quote from: The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin, 1963

Musique Nègre, Kery James feat. Lino & Youssoupha, 2016 (lyrics in French)

Black, Adil El Arbi et Bilall Fallah, 2015

Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, 2016

Love In Outer Space, Sun Ra And His Arkestra, 1988

 Artwork :

M.Y. pour B(s)ttF


Mawena Yehouessi
Diplomée de Philosophie puis Gestion de Projets Culturels, Mawena fait ses premières armes dans les milieux de l’art contemporain tout en menant de front divers projets : soirées, édition, collectifs artistiques… Fondatrice et directrice de Black(s) to the Future, son objectif est simple : mettre en lumière la part « afro » du monde et performer le futur. | www.mawenayehouessi.fr // @ma.wena
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