Moïse Togo

75 000 $ - Film - 14min - 2020

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 22


According to a report by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in certain African countries, “a complete albino skeleton can fetch up to 75,000 dollars.’’ This phenomenon is due to mistaken beliefs.

The film is constructed around the words of persons suffering from albinism and labouring under a double punishment, at once psychological and physical. Albinos describe their experience faced with mutilation. The film begins with the skin of an albino, paying homage to other bodies, and immerses us in a world of 3D computer imagery.

75 000 $ emphasises the biological aspect of albinism which is a hereditary genetic anomaly that affects skin pigmentation, as well as the physical and moral conditions of albinos, who are discriminated against, mutilated and victims and ritual crime in Africa.

I have chosen to illustrate the victims’ words with emotion capture and/or time freezes confronted with violence through 3D in a nocturnal ambience.

Moïse Togo

Fascinated by art ever since his early childhood, Moïse Togo began his university studies in the Legal and Political Science Faculty in 2009–10, but then his artistic ambitions led him to the conservatoire in Bamako (Mali). His training there allowed him to prove his talent as an artist and to learn from professional artists. After five years of study, he gained a Master 2 in multimedia, which is the field he has worked in ever since. He currently holds a grant awarded by the French government through the Bakary Diallo prize at Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains.


The Institut Français, the French Embassy in Mali Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers Multimédia Balla Fasséké Kouyaté


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing — Ambassade de France au Mali — Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers Multimédia Balla Fasséké Kouyaté — L'Institut français