An image of an old-fashioned manual sewing machine, 'Butterfly', links the two parts of Isaac Julien's diptych. Subtitled 'Papillon' (meaning 'butterfly' in French), the bisected image alludes to the insect's wings. It was photographed in Tiebele, a village in Burkina Faso, during Julien's visit to the former French colonial territory. In the background are the geometric designs of Tiebele's traditional architecture. Inspired by the country's rich cultural heritage, Julien's work eloquently marries two aspects of African and Western material culture.
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