LIKE POOLS ON A TROPICAL ISLAND

2015 - VIDEO - 9’37”





In this work I question my position as an artist on the Island of Mauritius. In trying to understand the dynamics of how artists move on the inside of the island (an island often seen as Africa’s success story, but where the presence of a contemporary art system is still rather inexistent), as an artist myself I have been left feeling much like a swimming pool on an island. This poetic documentary juxtaposes commentaries of living and working Mauritian artists to some of the Mauritian swimming pools of today.