Talking Objects in Conversation: Mamarame Seck

Interview with Malick Ndiayé @Dakar

What knowledge is hidden in objects? What memories are archived in them? What do they have to tell us and how do we make them speak?

The event "Le Langage des Objects" on Dec 4, 21 at the Musée Théodore Monod in Dakar brought together artists and experts from different disciplines to discuss the identities of objects and their inherent knowledge.

In the context of Le Langage des Objets, the Viyé Diba and Caroline Gueye presented the works created during the residency and discussed with El Hadji Malick Ndiaye, Hamady Bocoum, Mamarame Seck and with the TALKING OBJECTS curators Isabel Raabe and Mahret Ifeoma Kupka.

On the occasion of the event, Malick Ndiayé talks to Mamarame Seck about the language of objects.

About Mamarame Seck

Dr. Mamarame Seck is a scholar at the Fundamental Institute of Black Africa (IFAN), in the department of African languages and civilizations, more precisely in the linguistics laboratory. He is also curator of the Gorée Historical Museum.
Dr. Seck received his doctorate degree from the University of Florida in the United States, where he taught for a few years before joining IFAN. He is the author of several publications, the most recent of which is: Youssou Ndour: A Cultural Icon and Leader in Social Advocay (2020), published by Peter Lang, New York.
Dr. Mamarame Seck is interested in Wolof language and discourse, Sufi oral productions in West Africa, and Senegalese culture and society. His recent investigations focus on the manuscript and the Senegalese origins of the Muslim slave Omar Ibn Said, captured and then deported to Charleston, North Carolina, United States, in 1807.

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Videography by Kerry Etola Viderot.



Talking Objects in Conversation: Mamarame Seck