Ministère des rêves

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly. – Langston Hughes

Captura de pantalla 2017-07-05 a la(s) 12.08.08

The Ministry of Dreams (Ministère des rêves) is an intervention/installation at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop located in Dakar, Senegal. It is a call to dreams, a built passage to find playfulness and dreaminess in a place where many times is not seen as such. In my walks through the university I have seen numerous advertisements for students to go abroad; an unspoken land of dreams is placed outside of the university perimeters, outside of Dakar, outside of Senegal. Once while having a dialogue with Congolese dancer Faustin Linyekula I asked him what was poverty for him; he answered with absolute confidence: the lack of dreams.

Ministry of dreamsCaptura de pantalla 2017-07-11 a la(s) 23.10.28

Thanks to the support of Raw Material Company. Project developed during the Session 2 of the Raw Academy.

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