“With a strong indigenous cultural life, cultural life, foreign domination cannot be sure of its perpetuation” – Amilcar Cabral
NıCOLETTı AUDIO’s second release is a sound piece that Sandra Jean-Pierre produced to accompany the group exhibition ‘not before it has forgotten you’ (Apr–May 2022), curated by Caroline Drevait and Estelle Marois.
With extracts from tv commercials for skin whitening soap, France 24 channel, and an excerpt from the show “I love Lucy”, Jean-Pierre’s sound work reflects on the disappearance of a strong ‘indigenous cultural life’ (Amilcar Cabral). Using Marasa methodology, the work is based on an excerpt of Rasheed Araeen’s essay, ‘Preliminary notes for a Black Manifesto’ (1978, 1), as well as musical interludes drawn from Mati Diop’s film ‘Atlantiques’ (2009).
(1) Audio recording produced by Metroland Gallery.
Sandra Jean-Pierre is an artist and curator, co-founder of Marasa Tapes, whose main aim is to provide a space for artists and researchers whose work addresses issues of power imbalance, the colonial fracture within systems of representation in art and culture, intersectionality, strategies of resistance, appropriation, reappropriation, retribution, utopias and parallel worlds.