As part of the 11th edition of the African Photography Encounters, the artists of this exhibition questions the multiple identities of our Indo-Oceanic territories.
In Madagascar, the Comoros, Mayotte, Reunion Island and Mauritius, there exist a common identity and history of colonialism and slavery; attributes which travel through time and space and fashions our society. In this colonial space, slavery provokes possibilities of resistance, creation, and invention. The artists point at this creative dimension of resistance against the organisation and values of dominant Western societies.
The product of multiculturality, the inhabitants of our Indo-Oceanic territories are guided by multiple cultural influences which contribute the creation of a common identity. The artists display this complexity through the manipulation of images and prompts us to accept this part of each other which constitutes a part of ourselves.