Beyond Walls PROJECT

Beyond Walls, Step 10 : Ouidah

Biodegradable paint on sand

1.000m2

Ouidah, Benin (BEN) 2021

6°19'46.2"N 2°07'58.4"E

Beyond Walls, Step 10 : Ganvie

Biodegradable paint on sand

250m2

Ganvie, Benin (BEN) 2021

6°27'58.7"N 2°23'16.6"E

Beyond Walls, Step 10 : Ganvie

Biodegradable paint on sand

250m2

Ganvie, Benin (BEN) 2021

6°27'57.6"N 2°23'19.7"E

Beyond Walls, Step 10 : Ganvie

Biodegradable paint on sand

250m2

Ganvie, Benin (BEN) 2021

6°27'54.9"N 2°23'12.9"E

Ouidah - Ganvie (Benin - BEN) : Two locations marked by history

Here in Benin, the artist has chosen two emblematic locations tragically marked by slavery. First in Ouidah, village of Abouta, one of the main slave trade hub in Africa. This was the starting point of a long one-way crossing for millions of Africans across the Atlantic. Secondly, the village on stilts of Ganvie where populations fleeing the slave trade raids found shelter. The giant hands of “Beyond Walls” link these two places, as if those who avoided slavery strived to hold back those who would have left never to come back.

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