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05.11 – 05.12.2016

Africa inspires Kouka and it is the African land that allowed him to meet the original civilisation: the Bantus. Kouka, the narrator, the philosopher, questions the mystery of being as a necessary question. What is a free man? In order to answer this question, he searched for the deepest roots of the human being, the African roots.

In his artistic reflection, Kouka now presents his warriors « Dos au mur ». The viewer is no longer facing the work, but is in some way with it. To know where we are going, we must know where we come from. For the artist, it is about pushing back the frontiers of ignorance and consolidating the place of the human being and nature as main concerns.

In a hurry and without alterations, on wooden palisades, he works the material in order to reach emotion, voluntarily letting imperfections, imprecisions and drips appear. The artist makes his « Bantus » a singular contextual imprint, a metaphor for the unity of civilizations.

Jardin Rouge Residency – Salle des Casques – From 05 november to 05 december 2016