[PAST EVENT] Prof. Magali Compan (French & Francophone Studies) presents Bellini Lecture
February 18, 2016
3:30pm - 4:30pm
An exploration of the recent work of street artists KidKreol and Boogie whose creative endeavors with visual texts constitute (re)articulations of memory and identity in Reunion Island. Their purpose is to manipulate the traditional in ways that are emphatically contemporary and designed to superimpose the real and imaginary, the past and present. These (re)visions of memory take the form of a superimposition of temporal traces that come to constitute a new composite structure. Hence, considering KidKreol and Boogie's art as palimpsests leads to new understandings of memory as transcultural and intertextual.