Brent Meistre at Galerie Joyce Yahouda

Brent Meistre
The Stranger Who Licked Salt Back into our eyes

Exhibition: March 26, 2015  – May 09, 2015
Vernissage: Saturday March 28, 2015,  4 – 6 pm

The video tells the fictional story of a stranger who arrives in a land to search for himself and his love. He brings with him knowledge which on the one hand is enlightening but on the other is a burden. This work is a subtle exploration of themes around xenophobia, contrasting images of Greece (the Greek term xenos means stranger) with those of regions in southern Africa crossed by the Dorsland trekkers. The soundtrack is an adaptation of a traditional Swahili love song, Malaika, sung by Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba and long seen as an unofficial pan-African anthem.

(Text: Galerie Joyce Yahouda)
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