Even though traditionally African culture has always relied on oral tradition and music, nowadays images have gradually become predominant. Indeed images have become more important than the traditional word-of-mouth. This concept combined with the images of Malick Sidibè inspired the recent drawings by Antonio Marras, representing dance, movement and a motion similar to heartbeats. Collage, flowers, hands and paintings celebrate the notion of meeting. An act that can be generated only by dance.
The ideal space created by Marras describes Africa as a mosaic of languages and ethnic groups, of identities and origins and as an ideal place where every specific characteristic can be a starting point to question our identity.