Anba tè, adan kò
Magalie Mobetie (FR)
Anba tè, adan kò

“I was looking for souls that we had lost. I was rummaging in my body for replicas of a gene provoking taciturn generations. I was frightened by my verbal outpouring, frightened of the burdens I’d bring down. But your earth, Papa Jean, is a land of love and your children have always celebrated it.” Going out to see her family in Guadeloupe, Magalie tries to shatter the culture of silence. The history of slavery and its trade has not been passed on. It is not a subject of conversation. What happens with this accumulation of things unspoken? The voices and ghostly doubles of nine parents are placed under a tree, a clear reference to the family tree, but not only that, for there is also a Tree of Forgetting. Evoking the idea of a trauma that must be repressed, echoing research in epigenetics and psychogenealogy, Magalie wants to go in the other direction around the tree and invites spectators to do the same, not in order to forget, but to know and to share.

Magalie Mobetie
Magalie Mobetie France
Promotion Marie Curie

Born in Mulhouse in 1996, Magalie Mobetie obtained a master’s degree in Digital Arts, Stages and Images from the Université Polytechnique des Hauts-de-France in 2019. Working as a creative technician, she also presented her fist interactive installation, 0,005m3 d’identités, at L’Hybride in Lille. Magali entered Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains in September 2020 and maintained her transdisciplinary direction. Her interactive installations combining video, sound experiences, 3D and vocal testimony explore the themes of identity and heritage.


2017 - 2019 : Master Arts Scènes et Images Numériques Université Polytechnique des Hauts-de-France (59)
2016 - 2017 : L3 Arts Scènes et Images Numériques Université Polytechnique des Hauts-de-France
2014 - 2016 : DUT Métiers du Multimédia et de l’Internet (MMI ex. SRC) Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Mulhouse

Exposition solo
Octobre 2019
0,005m3 d’identités, installation interactive, L’Hybride, Lille

Expositions collectives
Février 2018
Mue, une exposition numérique, Centre d’arts Ronzier, Valenciennes

Janvier 2016
Regards en forme d’œuvre, Bibliothèque de l’UPHF, Valenciennes

    Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains