»Celebrate with me« is a video I made about something I found on the Wikipedia Page of Kayode Are. Something we have in common. I discovered that in 1999, the year I was born, he became the Director General of The State Security Service of Nigeria. Twenty years ago our lives changed! I wanted to celebrate with him this date and I wrote an email that I illustrated in this video where I blow a candle on a big slice of (paper) cherry pie. The best thing about mondialisation is being able to celebrate my birthday with some military guy from Nigeria mixing the coat of arms of his country and some kitsch 80s aesthetic.

Viviane Ravier,, 2019