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Rehema Chachage

The intimacy and harshness of African women’s rituals

For the young Tanzanian multimedia artist Rehema Chachage, her own intimate stories and experiences of being a woman in Africa form a rich source of inspiration and living together with her two-year old daughter, her mother and grandmother gives her the chance to explore traditional cultural and religious rituals. Rehema is fascinated by the origin and meaning of African rituals related to womanhood. She uses video and sculptural installations in order to question and critically analyse such universal themes as identity, gender, rootedness and inheritance in patriarchal societies.

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