In this video, Viyé Diba talks about his installation Nous sommes nombreux, et nos problémes avec… [We are numerous, and our problems with that…] and the effects that mass distribution and mass consumption have on our lives. 
 Each element of Diba’s installation addresses a different component of consumer culture and society’s constant demand for more despite the absence of space. As Diba explains, “For me, creation is an act of interrogation of the environment, both in a material sense and in a professional sense. My creative work is a condensation of all that ingenuity and all that capacity to manipulate material that is contained in the ‘informal economy.' " 

 Nous sommes nombreux, et nos problémes avec… was included in the Tang Museum exhibition Environment and Object - Recent African Art (2011). CREDITS | Producer/Camera/Editor: Vickie Riley. Interview: John Weber. Translation: Hedi Abdel-Jaouad ©The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 2011


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