L'oeil du cyclone, Stéphanie Brossard and Mati Diop

Monday 08 Apr 2024 from 7pm to 8:30pm

Free upon registration

Talk in french

A discussion about the representation of the supernatural as a way of understanding the social and political realities of the world.

This talk brought together two exceptional artists, Stéphanie Brossard, whose work 'Intempéries' is on show in the 'Coming Soon' exhibition, and Mati Diop, in competition at the Berlinale with her new film Dahomey, and who has already won a prize at the Cannes Festival for her previous film Atlantique.
Mati Diop is a French-Senegalese director.

After starting out as a visual artist and starring in Claire Denis's 35 Rhums (2008), she has been building a mutant body of work since the early 2000s, with short and medium-length films including Atlantiques (2009), Big in Vietnam (2010), Snow Canon (2011), Mille Soleils (2013) and In my room (2020), which have been selected and won awards at numerous festivals.

With her first feature film Atlantique (2019), winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, followed by Dahomey (2024), winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, she has established herself as one of the leading figures in international auteur cinema and a new wave in African and diasporic cinema. Her nomadic, novelistic and political cinema transgresses the boundaries between genres and formats as an extension of her dual identity and asserted creolity.

By setting up the Fanta Sy production company based in Dakar, she is pursuing her artistic commitment to the African continent.

Through her work, Stéphanie Brossard explores the pulses of the world. By imagining chaos as a positive drive from which new possibilities arise, the artist exposes situations mixing natural and supernatural disturbances.

Her work is exhibited at the Frac Réunion (2020), at La Collection Lambert in Avignon (2021/2022), in London at No.9 Cork Street - Frieze (2023) and at Lafayette Anticipations in the group show Coming Show.

She has also taken part in major group exhibitions: House of digital art; Port Louis (2023), Frac Île de France (2023), Lagos Biennial (2024).

In 2016, she was awarded the Prix Yvon Lambert for young artists. In 2019, she was a finalist in the Talents Contemporains competition organised by the Schneider Foundation and in 2021 she was awarded the Mondes Nouveaux programme with the Pays Tremblés collective.