I don't do politics, but I do practice art. My artistic creation is both poetic and social. I create because I dream. I believe things move only if we dream. But it is not just works of art that create change; change is created by the reflections, questions and emotions that art arouse. Dedicated to justice in a hostile political context, I was forced to flee my country, Gabon, with only the wealth of my artistic ability. I live in Portland, since February 2015, and I'm working through my African identity and my experiences as an asylum seeker in the United states: My pain, fear, uncertainty, and my hope for my future here.
- Titi de Baccarat
Opening for the exhibition preceding screening of Black Girl at Railroad Square on October 8th.