Dominique Malaquais Goddy Leye nous a quittés. C’était le 19 février 2011, peu après minuit. A Karachi, au bord du désert, où jamais il ne pleut en cette saison, le ciel s’est ouvert. Averse. A l’aube, à l’heure du premier appel des muezzins, il pleuvait encore. J’écris là-bas ces mots pour l’ami, le mentor, le […]
Tag Archives | Goddy Leye
“Why did we embark on this insane trip?” Having journeyed together from Douala to Dakar, Goddy Leye, LucFosther Diop, Justine Gaga, Dunja Herzog, Achillekà Komguen and Alioum Moussa* report on the questions, lessons, and collaborations of the inaugural Exitour. It all began when a group of young, talented artists were selected and invited for a one-month stay at the ArtBakery […]
With his imagination, sharp wit and all-round uncontournable wholesome beautyness, Goddy Leye has been a major inspiration. When he passed in 2011, he left a wealth of work and influence which resonates on. As part of the Boda Boda Lounge Project, we present a retrospective of Goddy’s films (along with texts by and about him and […]
by Goddy Leye This still from Goddy Leye’s 2009 film, The Beautiful Beast, previously appeared in Chimurenga Vol.2: Discovering Home. Chimurenga are participating in the Boda Boda Lounge Project from Friday November 21 – Sunday November 23. Goddy Leye films will be screening here.
by Goddy Leye I am sitting in front of the Cologne cathedral, amazed by this architectural masterpiece. Wondering, like dozens of passers-by, how this was done without modern building materials and tools. At the foot of the cathedral is an artist miming an Egyptian sculpture, perfectly establishing connections with similar mysteries surrounding the construction of the pyramids. He is covered with silver coloured […]