Neil Beloufa (b. 1985)
Neil Beloufa - Kempinski (2007)
From IN/FLUX - Mediatrips from the African World (2011)

The video work Kempinski by Neil Beloufa is a clever contemporary tale. Much like wise apostles, different amateur actors describe their visions of the future in an outdoor, nighttime setting illuminated by neon light, on the periphery of Bamako, the capital of Mali. They deliver their perceptions in the present tense and straight into the camera. A young man, for instance, says that he lives as the only human being among hundreds of oxen, while the neon tube he is holding in his hand shines on the heads of the light-brown animals surrounding him. (Vera Tollmann)