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Kaled (Exerpt): Stop action animation paint on canvas, 6' 41"
Kaled in inspired by an Ethiopian legend about the discovery of coffee. As the legend narrates, in a region called Kefa (which is still the name of the region today) a herder named Kaled observes his goats getting excited after eating a red fruit. He is curious and takes the coffee beans to his village. After several experiments the villagers find a way to use them.
In this animation I'm retelling the legened with in a modern day setting.
Installation view: "This and That", solo exhibition, CNEAI De Chatou
Curated by Jacob Fabricius
2019: "YES", Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2018: "Tales of Home", Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
2016: "Time is Love", Plateau Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015: "This and That", Chatou Cneai, France
"Total Art - Alienated Timelines II", CologneOFF video art festival, India
2014: "VideoBabel Festival", Cusco, Peru
"Key Frames ", Neuberger Museum of Art, NY
"Total Art – Movement to Imagination", CologneOFF 2014; MIVA – Muestra Internacional de Videoarte Quito, Ecuador; Torrance Art Museum, LA
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