Cynthia-Laure Etom (aka Cleow)
KÉLÉMA – Visions of Brazza / KÉLÉMA – Souvenirs de Brazza
KÉLÉMA – Visions of Brazza / KÉLÉMA – Souvenirs de Brazza is a photo-series presenting themes of identity, connection, and relationship with home. The artist conveys the experience of her 2015 trip back to Congo – Brazzaville. She reveals social reflections on the narrow standards of society and discusses themes such as sexism, over-consumption, and role models for brothers and sisters. The photographs interplay with poems by the artist written by hand or heard in voiceover. In the background, audio captured on the spot in the streets of Brazzaville back in 2015 reflects the atmosphere of the city.
Cleow on Instagram
Presented virtually May 13–31, 2021 and at Charles Street Video in August, dates TBD.