Faustin Linyekula crouches on stage with image of body of water projected behind him

Faustin Linyekula

My Body My Archive

UCLA student on sale: Sep 1, 2024

Linyekula is quite possibly the most important artist working on the African continent today.” Frieze Magazine

In My Body, My Archive, Congolese dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula explores the ways in which a body can carry and reflect the histories of those who have come before.

Linyekula tells the stories of his ancestors through his chosen medium of dance, a process that began in 2017 with Banataba, a tribute to his maternal ancestors with roots in a small village on the Congo River. Inspired by this process, Linyekula returns to the stage with My Body, My Archive, endeavoring to discover and share the histories of the women in his familial clan.

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