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Art exhibition seeks to bridge Germany’s colonial divide

DW | Wanjiku Mwaura:

Soulful music of traditional Swahili poetry by a male voice filled the air. The song came from two wooden radios which hang in the exhibition hall. The sound was frequently interrupted by radio static. “It was intentional,” Rehema Chachage, a multimedia artist from Tanzania told DW. “The whole work is about finding or tuning to a voice but the voice itself is speaking from a point of difference.”

Chachage created the installation as part of art exhibition, “That, Around which the Universe Revolves.” The exhibition was recently held in Dusseldorf, a city that was influential in Germany’s colonial past. “I did it at a time when there was a frustration that I was feeling in terms of being heard and being seen,” Chachage said… Read more

2018-10-23T19:27:00+00:00