Fils a Fils, 2019

Johanna Bramble (Dakar)

In her installation, Johanna Bramble combines hand-woven and hand-dyed cotton and paper yarns with dozens of coarse black work gloves. In this installation she weaves all together the three declarations of human rights: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, best known, of 1948; the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, dating from 1789 and the less known, yet unknown, formulated in 1235, from Mali.

“Fil a Fils is a transmission exercise with triple vocation: Between know-how, gaze and words a new language is born and echoes our deep humanity. It is a metaphor between oral, written and tactile transmission. It’s about reinventing a humanity.” J.B.