Fatoumata Diabaté: Homme en animal, 2010
The project THE SPACE BETWEEN US engages with the transcultural and transcontinental interrelations extending all the way to Germany. It focuses on artistic positions that connect with trans-African critical theoretical discourses and in so doing also render visible the history of the relations and their resonances. The presented works examine these relations and put them up for discussion. The project makes use of various exhibition formats: the display of photographic reproductions on large-scale advertising panels in the public space, the presentation of experimental positions at the ifa Gallery, a reading room, a musical workshop, a film program, city excursions and dialogical guided tours.
The variety of formats – and their interconnections, the movements they provoke – mirrors the variety and at the same the specificity of each position and medium, manifesting our mutual relationships and relating to the urban environment, to exhibition space, club and cinema, to spaces for thinking and speaking. The exhibits in the public space as well as the other exhibition formats mark the trans-African presences in Berlin, which, although having existed for a long time, are barely visible.