CV118 - Érika Nimis, Mutants — Christian Roy
CV118 - Érika Nimis, Mutants — Christian Roy

CV118 - Érika Nimis, Mutants — Christian Roy

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Ciel variable 118 - Exhibiting Photography (Fall 2021)
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Érika Nimis, Mutants

By Christian Roy

Erika Nimis’s photographic practice, both documentary and experimental, leads her to find traces of places and abandoned objects. The body of work titled Mutants – reproductions of documents, close-ups of text excerpts, images of places, people, and objects – is the result of her discovery of the site of the University of Mutants, which no longer exists. The institution, once situated on the Senegalese island of Gorée, supported research on “endogenous alternatives” that might, in Christian Roy’s view, have resulted in a different world, developed in the Southern Hemisphere. This “uchronic utopia” is reflected in Nimis’s melancholic images. “Combining Afrofuturism and retrofuturism, Mutants offers an archaeological immersion in this site left in the planning stage,” Roy notes, concluding that this “photographic research project ... is both inspiring and poetic.”


Language : French and English
Digital Version : PDF, 482 Kb

Bibliographical Reference

Christian Roy, « Érika Nimis, Mutants », Ciel variable, no 118, Montréal, 2021, p. 97-98.


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