CURATING - L’ENFER-ME-MENT/CONFINEMENT @The French Alliance of Dar es Salaam

L’Enfer-Me-Ment/Confinement is a performance/exhibition in which 4 artists have been locked up behind two doors, between four walls during 48 hours. The aim of the performance was to spend that time closed together : creating, thinking, sharing techniques or ideas, fighting for them, for space…

Stop time to think and reflect about freedom of creating : breaks, blockage, obessions, unrest, set ideas, judgments of values, irrational deliusiosn or delirium which prevent us from really expressing ourselves, accessing and revealing ourselves.

The confinement is a reminiscent of prison, of room, of solitude. This solitude engedered by seclusion, evokes feelings of walls, borders but also by contradiction, the loneliness of wide open spaces that make us dream. This is not to mention the solitude of urban spaces caused by the rapid development of our cities. Boulevards are bustling with people, crowds swarm together, live beside each other, pass without speaking to each other, without even noticing each other.

© Charlotte Schattenman

A human adventure where alliances more than oppositions were created and where artists’ego sublimated each other under confinement. A lot of work, lack of sleep but incredible feelings which have helped to transcend the unexpected events into creativity.

"Is creating under constraint still creating ? Being deprived of sleep sometimes does fade the borders between dream and reality." - Delphine Buysse -

"It was an extraordinary  experience, full of emotions. A lot of work, lack of sleep but incredible memories. We have learned to transcend unexpected events into creativity." - Francis Imanjama -

Catalogue de l'exposition on Issuu

Article about the exhibition in the Fondation Alliance magazine