audio installation (3 meter high, 90 cm wide),
audio cabine made from recycled work clothes,
covered with text paintings and laser engravings ,
audio work DE + EN, speaker Jeanne-Ange Wagne.
Thanks to family Eyidi and family Ekwe Bilé.

Joseph Ekwe Bilé with daugther Grace Suzanne Eyidi (born Eyango Ekwe), laser engraving detail of the audio cabine exhibition view Scriptings, Berlin 2023


The audio work Joseph Ekwe Bilé (1892-1959) is dedicated to Joseph Ekwe Bilé from Douala, who lived in Berlin during the Weimar Republic and was part of the anti-imperialist movement as a communist. The work uncovers traces of the forgotten history of Black people in Germany and is a multidirectional reminder of past and present anti-racist struggles. Joseph Ekwe Bilé is Part III of the work BLACK LIVES AUDIO TRIPTYCH.

The speaker who brings Joseph Ekwe Bilé to life in the work is the German-Cameroonian cultural producer Jeanne-Ange Wagne.

Joseph Ekwe Bilé, audio installation exhibition view Scriptings, Berlin 2023