Senegal, 2009

bitim-réew means “unknown country” in Wolof, the most popular language in Senegal. The postcards, the book bitim-réew and the video installation L'autre côté are the results of a two month residency in Dakar, Senegal. All the works deal with the relation between migration and tourism in question in Western Africa, especially in Senegal, which is still an important stopover for most of the key migrant routes to Europe. They also question exotism as much as the image of the unknown country in the context of migration and tourism.