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Goddy Leye
Past Artist In Residence

Goddy Leye, visual and video artist

The Cameroonian, Goddy Leye, is a visual and video artist whose films root in topics ranging from television clips to ancient African writings. Often time, his films distorted and transformed images on the screen in an attempt to reveal the unseen. He alternates living and working environments as he often switches between Douala, Cameroon and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Leye is primarily known as a video artist, but he also works with installations, performance, painting and drawing. In 1999, UNESCO-ASCHBERG gave him the opportunity to join 18th Street Arts Center as an artist-in-residence. In his video performance, “Behind the Scenes,” Leye was “interested in pushing forward the exploration of this issue of the relationship of the contemporary man to images (new and old); the links between the images, people, the electronic media; the power of images on our perception.”

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