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Repairing The Future: Young people’s letters to their future selves

Jérémy Tshiyembi Kayoka

As part of the Repairing the Future interview series, BOZAR strives to open new perspectives for a future world by giving scientists, artists and thinkers from different fields, an opportunity to speak. In this context, we wanted to give a voice to younger generations, working with several participants in the Next Generation, Please! citizen project. The 16- to 21-year-olds from Brussels shared their vision for the future through letters they wrote to their future selves, 20, 30, or 40 years from now.

Members of the Gang des Vieux en Colère present their installation at the Next Generation, Please! exhibition from 29 September to 1 November.
Members of the Gang des Vieux en Colère present their installation at the Next Generation, Please! exhibition from 29 September to 1 November.

Jérémy Tshiyembi Kayoka is a visual artist and architecture student. When he was 16, he left the Democratic Republic of Congo to study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, where he delved into various techniques. He is currently studying at the Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta (ULB). He participated in the 2019-2020 edition of Next Generation, Please! with the Gang des Vieux en Colère, an independent citizens’ movement.

What has your name become?
What have your ties become? What did your milk and honey become?
What about black? What about brown? Marble? Wood?
Did you become -______/full? What is composition? Monolith?
What of the descending dove?
What of the rising dove?
What happened to the eagle that?
Did you follow Ariadne’s thread? Did you cut the
Gordian knot? Are they one and the same, after all?

By Jeremy Tshiyembi Kayoka to Jeremy T. Kayoka

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