Soyez les bienvenus un an aprsFanny Bouyagui - i n s t a l a t i o n
Festival Chalon dans la rue / Chalon sur Sane (Fr)July 20 to July 24 2011
Festival ZOMER VAN ANTWERPEN / Anvers (B)August 4 to August 28 2011
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Europe tastes as sweet as honey AGADEZ August 2009 - Paul Alain 22 years-old, Cameroonian.
You cannot assume the Africans problem- otherwise you die. Immigration is a disease CASTEL VOLTURNO April 2010 - Lamin 45 years-old, Gambian and undocumented immigrant for 20 years.
In 2009, Fanny Bouyagui leaves for Agadez in Niger, the starting point of all African migrations. Who are those thousands of migrants? They come from Ghana, Togo, Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal....
Their journey continues on a truck, heading through the desert to Libya and then in a boat to the European coasts.
Having come back from Agadez, the artist creates a monumental installation, a moving testimony and a comparison between two eras: that of her Senegalese father who came to France in 1957 and that of the XXIst century, with its closed borders.
One year later, Fanny Bouyagui goes to seek them in Castel Volturno, in Southern Italy in search of the migrants which she had met one year before.
Castel Volturno, a l itt le balnear town located 30km away from Naples, is just a stop in the migrants odyssey, just before theLampedusa camps.
It is the training center of the SSC club of Napol i and the headquarters of the Camorra. A lawless zone/ 23,000 inhabitants, 18 000 undocumented Africans waiting to leave again:An apartheid-l ike vision in the Ital ian Far West.
Every morning in this slum -prostitution, pollution, garbages, rubbish, ramshack led or unf in ished bu i ld ings, abandoned vil las- thousands of Africans take the bus in search of a job: from cleaning to sex via tomato fields and mozarella. Be very welcome in Europe
The installation constitutes a path composed of compressed paper bales, a truck, 18 videos of peoples account, photographs printed on cotton fabric.A universe purposively low tech: cathodic television, dvd players, washing machines, recycled fridge. 400 miniature airliners, 4000 metal boxes with euro-prints.
Excerpt from the blog / arrival of Bar Bouyagui in France on the 23rd of December 1957 Excerpt from the blog /Agadez 2009- large print
1/1 Scale Desert Truck - Agadez to Lybia
Fanny Bouyagui, 50 years old,visual artist, works and lives in Roubaix.
A (career) path from a certificate in sewing to the Beaux Arts(Fine Arts). Far away trips giving birth to multiple artistics propositions / Mutlimedia instalations, performing arts, fashion show and Vjing....
And in the Background, the story of the encountenrs she made, the dictates of appearance, news stories....
I have a dream - prod lieu unique / Quelques gens de plus ou de moins prod Rose des Vents, scne nationale, Chlon dans la rue / Violences Commerciales - prod La ferme du Buisson, 25e heure, festival Avignon / Laboratoire Factory - prod Lille 2004 / Htel Europa - prod Lille 3000 / Name Festival / Braderie de lArt
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productionsLille 3000, Conseil Gnral du Nord, Ville de Lille, Art Point M