Raphaël Grisey

Raphaël Grisey, born in 1979, lives in Berlin. Grisey uses film, editorial and photographic works to address politics of memory, architecture, migration and farming (such as the films Prvi Deo, Red Star, 2006 with F. Lazar; Cooperative, 2008; The Exchange of Perspectives; Minhocão, 2011; Amor e Progresso, 2014; Remanescentes 2015).

Bouba Touré

Bouba Touré, 1948-2022, lived in Paris and Somankidi Coura, Mali. He lived in France in the Foyer Pinel from 1965 and worked at the metal factory Chausson until 1969. He studied at the Vincennes University and was a projectionist at Cinema 14 Juillet and L’entrepôt, Paris. Photographer since the 1970s, he documented the lives and struggles of migrant workers and peasants in France and Mali. Touré co-founded the Co-op of Somankidi Coura in 1977. In 2015, he published the book Notre case est à Saint Denis, Xérographes Publishers. Since the 1980s, Touré has exhibited works and given talks in associative and foyer’s circles and more recently in art institutions. His photographic work has been presented amongst other places at the Bamako Encounters 2019 and in the Hamburg photography Triennale in 2022.

Since 2006 Touré and Grisey worked together on collaborative projects with the current name of Sowing Somankidi Coura, a Generative Archive since 2015. It lead to various workshops, film and theatre production for example with the theatre group Kaddu Yaraax in 2017 and 2019, as well as publications and texts, such as Sowing Somankidi Coura, a Generative Archive (2017, Archives Book publishers). Their works were shown amongst other venue at Kaddu Yaraax Theatre Forum Festival (SN), Kunsthall Trondheim (NO), Archive Kabinett, Savvy Contemporary, HKW, Neue Berliner Kunstverein (DE), Den Fries (DK), 9th Contour Biennale (BE), Parco Arte Vivente (IT), Un Lieu pour Respirer, Centre Pompidou (FR), Dhaka Art Summit (BD), Open Justice (CA) and in Konsthall Göteborg (SE). Their long feature film Xarassi Xanne – Crossing Voices has been awarded in 2022 at the Festival du Réel and at the Toronto Hotdocs Festival amongst others.

Olivier Marboeuf

Olivier Marboeuf is a writer, storyteller and curator. He founded the independent arts center Espace Khiasma (, which he ran from 2004 to 2018 in Les Lilas on the outskirts of Paris. At Khiasma, he developed a program featuring exhibitions, screenings, debates, performances and collaborative projects aimed at people from mi-nority groups. In his work, Olivier Marboeuf explores the different modalities of knowledge transmission and creates permanent or ephemeral cultural structures based on conversations and speculative narrative practices. He is currently working as a film pro-ducer for Spectre productions ( His latest texts are published on his blog, Toujours Debout ( Marboeuf is a member of the Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy of the Arts of the World, ADKDW).

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