State of L3 is a Pan African art collective, based in Amsterdam, Recife and Dakar. Artists from different backgrounds connect, research, analyze, create and perform in order to promote a transatlantic synergy. An exhibition of the work of the collective is now touring through Europe and was part of the biennial in Dakar, Senegal.
The showing includes videos, performances, installations, photographs and paintings. The idea behind it is to immerse the audience in imagery of black Atlantic environments and to illustrate the landscapes and ideas of migration in which the artists live. Migration – or the condition of being a subject beyond borders – has always been one of the most productive resources of aesthetic practices.
In the specific case of State of L3, migration is seen through the eyes of the African diaspora. Black identity is questioned by an examination of the ancestry and a contemporary view is given on the African heritage in three continents.
Site: State of L3