SANZATIONNEL (about 20 minuts) by Philippe Monvaillier.
SANZATIONNEL is performed by two sanza players (the sanza is a traditionnal musical instrument from Central Africa). An electronic interface connects the sanzas to a sampler for creating soundscapes and to a virtual videomixer for making interactive images to be displayed on a screen. The sounds played by the sanzas are samples recorded in the street in Brazzaville and the images are a compositions of pictures and movies also coming from the Congolese capital. With the help of very innovative technological tools, playing these sanzas is a way of making a very unusual portrait of an African city and its urban life.
CYBERFETISH is a living totem sculpture, an interactive chattertree to be installed on a street corner or in any public space. The sculpture itself is a stack of spare materials with, on the top, an old TV set screening the image of a living and always changing African mask. Pedestrians and visitors can question the mask, which becomes alive and answer them like an oracle, a sphinx, a fetish.
The Fatou Cissé and Doudou & Sountou dancers performance.
This performance is proposed within the Walid Breidi ’s installation where light sensors activate sound devices linked with dancers’ movements.
The first participants at Kër Thiossane since this week-end :
Mohammed Choukri Benhabib / Sante Sidi El Houari (Oran_Algeria)
Graham Falken / Arts and Media Access Centre (Cape Town_ South Africa)
Moukhtar Kocache / Ford Foundation (Cairo_Egypt)