L’étalon noir

Moussa Sarr

11 February 2011

Video, 1’35’’

In his work, this young French artist explores the construction of one’s own image and identity, always in relation to that Other who will never become part of the dominant cultural context—the excluded. In this video, screams that never become words and that remain as noises are turned into an instrument to address race and gender prejudices. An image turns the body into the object of the gaze, separating what we are from what we look at. Moussa Sarr seems to rebel against that subjugation, in turn questioning a series of clichés associated with the strength of the black man.

Courtesy: the artist