Magical / Matrifocal
Magical / Matrifocal highlights the historical and unsung feminine revolutionary figures of Afro-caribbean history and the role their magical and pre-colonial practices played in these revolutions. More generally, Magical / Matrifocal tackles the subject of matriarchy/matrifocality in the African and Caribbean world.
Christelle Oyiri (born in Nogent-sur-Marne, France, 1992) was born during the 92’ LA Riots and the latest saturn return in Aquarius in other words, she creates to fight her own self-erasure and challenge her core beliefs. Her practice as a sound artist and DJ serve as an entry point to her research and wider practice combining research, writing, performance art, installation and videography.
Her work playfully highlights forgotten mythologies, the subtle interstice between memory and alienation, DIY culture and technology, geopolitics and family ties. Her work has been exhibited in France and internationally.