The performance art event To the Rhythm of Kamer presents the work of three Cameroonian artists who make the earth’s pulse beat using actions that are based on the realities of their context and environment.
Performances by Ruth Belinga, Michel Bitimbhe, and Serge Olivier Fokoua.
A word from the curator:
Certain performance artists from Cameroon (Kamer) have often said: “I do not consider myself an artist, it is what I do that makes me an artist”. The African context, including the customs, rituals, ceremonies, as well as the language and attitude of the people, is already characterized by a strong performative quality. The essence of the performative act is therefore located in the genes, in the habits, and in human relations of Cameroonians. Creating within this fertile environment, many performance artists did not have to stray far from the everyday to find and give meaning to their artistic practices. In Cameroon, the performative act is first and foremost an expression of identity, a return to the earth. A return to origins. The search for language among the most simple and elementary of things.
The event will take place at DARE-DARE, outdoors, in the triangle formed by Atwater avenue, Greene avenue and Doré street.