Malick Sidibé photographs Matthieu Messager text Andrea Branzicase
The photographs chosen for this current publication are particularly representative of the main subject explored by Malick Sidibé: the youth of Bamako. We are in the decade of the ’60s-’70s and Bamako’s youth is grouped around clubs inspired by the idols of the twist, of rock or French pop music. They are easily recognized by their outfits, the particular tip of their hats or their cigarettes. The photographs inspired Matthieu Messagier to write four poems, using great flexibility of rhythm and conceived from a single sentence, carried by the sonic energy of the twist and the Bolofon Dogon. Each poem follows the outline of soft, overlapping shapes. By putting emphasis on the ellipsis and transparency, Andrea Branzi chose to express all the poetic force of the Blister.
4 original signed photographs (gelatin silver prints), set in photo-corners
Case made of molded blister
52,3 x 42,2 x 4,5 cm
Text in French
Limited edition of 30 copies