Hommage au Négre ( Tribute to the Nigger ):
Hommage au Négre is a performance piece and installation in which the audience becomes full participants in the work. The sculptural collection for Hommage Au Négre by Arouna Guindo documents the movement of the piece through its creation. This piece challenges the conception of our experience in America to outside countries through crossings of borders outlined in physical space through memories. As we question identity and the complexity of the effects of Transatlantic Slave Trade on both the diaspora and the continent, we question the harsh reality of being both African and American.
Choreographed by Caleb Dowden
Performed by Caleb Dowden
Installation and Sculptural Collection by Arouna Guindo
Hommage au Négre in process showing at The Lizard King in Cotonou, Benin
World Premiere: September 23, 2022 at Le Centre