WHITE MASK BLACK SKIN

Rahman Hak-Hagir, Alfie Nze, Alice Bachmann - WHITE MASK BLACK SKIN (2015)

Rahman Hak-Hagir (AUT) | Alfie Nze (NIG) | Alice Bachmann (FRA)
SUPREMACY OF THE WHITE or WHITE MASK BLACK SKIN (2015)

White mask black skin is an obvious paraphrase of Frantz Fanon’s black skin white mask.

The attention in this case is focused on the transformation of traditional black African symbols into elements of white symbolism and philosophy.  This transformation has travelled through the double standard roads of unconscious exaltation, but often of debasement of the original symbol, from the traditional point of view. But, on closer observation, it’s clear that many African and indeed indigenous symbolic philosophy has been transformed to give them a “white” face, thereby becoming symbols of white supremacy.

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Art-Direction: RAHMAN HAK-HAGIR
Limited and artist certified photo (1+3AP) and Video-Documentation
Year: 2015 | Location: Milan, Italy – Viale Bligni 42

ALICE BACHMANN (92’, Lyon) is a french-milan based conceptual artist using video like a protean medium feed on performance, installation and documentary approach. Finishing her master in Cinema and Video in the fine arts’ school of Milan, she is working as a cameraman and film editor. On a more personnal way, she develops a research about porous limits beetween real and fiction using the videocamera as a strument to explain it. Alice Bachmann is a member of the international artist collective known as THE OTHER SOCIETY.

http://alice-odette-bachmann.e-monsite.com

ALFIE NDUBUISI NZE is an Nigerian born author, theatre director & a photo- video- and performance artist based in Milan (Italy). His current project is an art documentation film „DEVIL COMES TO KOKO“ about toxic waste production and dumping in Africa. Alfie Ndubuisi Nze´s work investigates inter-cultural and anthropological as well as historically and contemprary social phaenomenas. Since 2015 he is a core member of the international artist collective known as THE OTHER SOCIETY

www.facebook.com/alfie.nze
www.vimeo.com/alfienze

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DOC. VIDEO

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION
Rahman Hak-Hagir (AUT) | Alfie Nze (NIG) | Alice Bachmann (FRA)

SUPREMACY OF THE WHITE or WHITE MASK BLACK SKIN (2015)

10 minute video performance / documentation
Museum-Version
/ HD (2015)

Hosted by Spazio Nour
Viale Bligny 42

June 2015, Milan, ITALY ~

Camera & Postproduction:
Rahman HAK-HAGIR

Performers:
Alice BACHMANN
Alfie NZE
Rahman HAK-HAGIR

Rahman Hak-Hagir, Alfie Nze, Alice Bachmann - WHITE MASK BLACK SKIN (2015)

Alice Bachmann, Rahman Hak-Hagir, Alfie Nze • THE OTHER SOCIETY • INTERNATIONAL ARTIST COLLECTIVE