Untitled, 2019, etching printed onto ecoprinted paper, 15x10 cm
From February, visual artist Céline Siani Djiakoua will be the new artist in residence at Bromley House for her project titled “The Untouched Collection”. Céline will be researching the 19th century collection of travelling books and autobiographies, collecting illustrations of African nature. Using personal and mythological narratives, she will be exploring issues of de/colonisation. Working in collaboration with Broadway Near Now and Loughborough University workshops (AA2A scheme), she will create new interactive work, which will be exhibited within the library, at Broadway Gallery and Loughborough University. During her project, to contribute to the topics of her research, she has invited two other artists who will share their work and offer workshops.
Project supported by the Arts Council. A few dates :
17th February - 15th March
Researching the collection, Céline will be within the building and available for informal co…
Work in progress presented at Bromley House on the 7th March.
"The barbarians" - 2017
EUROCENTRISM - AFROCENTRISM - EXOTICISM -ECOFEMINISM - RACIAL IDENTITY - RACIAL FLUIDITY - DECOLONISATION - EMPATHY- COMPASSION - RACISM - WHITE PRIVILEGE - WHITE GUILT
Research - various newspaper and research articles grouped by themes - February-March 2020
Notes copied from sketchbooks-diaries - February-March 2020
Holding opposites within myself.
I am turned into dust. I am not allowed to speak. All my life experiences, all my inner knowledge, grown for years and years, are silenced. I am not allowed to speak.
A woman without a skin.
Extract of an experimental 360 Virtual Reality animated scene made after one of my drawings during training sessions at the QUAD, Derby in 2018-2019. I imported some drawings and GIFs into the Unity software to create the scenery. In the sound track I share some thoughts about "the woman in the river" and how I came to draw her.
Filmed view of the VR animated scene - extract - 1 min 32