Serge Attukwei Clottey

Video still from Colour Unfinished by Serge Attukwei Clottey, 2013.

The video explores notions of black and white identity, W.E.B Du Bois’s prophetic genius and vast wisdom, and revolves around individuals who, challenged by simultaneous inhabitation of different races, perform through practicing, remembering, or reinventing themselves and subjecting the basic element color to multidisciplinary mutations, proliferations, and syntheses. In equally acting processes the feeling fit image transforms into sequences fused with bodies, space, sound, and text that expose the multiple identity of a complex superorganism. Ultimately interested in the idea that reality is our own construction, that we build it and that we create the reality we want in our life. There is not only one way of viewing reality. By combining its materials, symbolic origins, its influence on our sense of social reality, its sociopolitical implications and its future potentials, we are confronted primarily with a moral issue: whether we are going to treat our fellow races as we want to be treated. Let the world meet as men with men. Give utter justice to all. Extend democracy to all, and treat all men according to their individual deserts and different roles and meanings. They connect incompatible historical and geographical scenarios.









Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Art Angels (Community Foundation of Western Mass)

UMass Class of 1961 Artists Residency Program

University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries -- Special Collections and University Archives -- 
W.E. B. Du Bois Collection