Online screening: L’École du Caméléon, a film in the making commissioned by De Appel*
A project by Karima Boudou, Renée Akitelek Mboya and Aude Christel Mgba
online event, more info soon
Host: Aude Christel Mgba
“We learn again and again that history exists in repertoire and not just inside the Western
tradition of archiving.” Karima Boudou, Renée Akitelek Mboya and Aude Christel Mgba
L’école du caméléon is a film in the making by Karima Boudou, Renée Akitelek Mboya and Aude Christel Mgba commissioned by De Appel. It was selected as part of My learning is affected by the condition of my life, a symposium spread over time by Aude Christel Mgba, which is an experiment of various forms of learning, listening, touching, transmitting and producing knowledge.
The title L’Ecole du caméléon is a poem by Amadou Hampâté Bâ (1900-1991) in which the chameleon is presented as a great teacher of wisdom, an animal from which we can learn. L’École du Caméléon is a film in progress through which making Karima Boudou, Renée Akitelek Mboya and Aude Christel Mgba find themselves in a dynamic engagement with language and translation, location and new forms of learning.
On the last day of November 2019, Aude, Karima and Renée - travelled from Amsterdam and Dakar respectively, to Bamako, Mali. On the occasion of the 25 year anniversary of the Rencontres de Bamako, which was also incidentally the marking of 25 years of the Curatorial Programme of de Appel, they sought to create a document that told of the ways in which these institutions tell different stories about their growth and the social and cultural landscapes of Bamako and Amsterdam.
More information: audechristelmgba.com/L-Ecole-du-Cameleon