Alexandra C. Moore
Moore’s photo essay considers Hervé Youmbi’s 2017 artwork DUDH in the context of the current political crisis in Cameroon. For DUDH, Youmbi translated five articles from the Déclaration Universelle des Droits de l’Homme into Camfranglais and installed them on signs in the quartiers of New Bell Ngangue and Ndogpassi III in Douala, Cameroon. He printed one set of the five articles on a blue background for New Bell and the same articles on green for installation in Ndogpassi III. Youmbi unveiled the signs in December 2017 as part of the Salon Urbain de Douala (SUD) triennial.
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Alexandra C. Moore is a PhD candidate in visual studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She researches contemporary art with a focus on artistic practices that connect African and European histories, and is particularly interested in how discourses of race, gender, belonging, and citizenship are constructed and transmitted through representations of territory and built space. At UC Santa Cruz she has held the positions of Public Humanities Graduate Instructor and Institute of the Arts and Sciences Curatorial Fellow. Alex earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University..