The blue hour
Benin is considered the cradle of voodoo, an animist cult linked to a very ancient mythology which confers a vital force on all elements, animals, beings or objects.
A country where the spirit world is intertwined with that of the living, where life is so close to death, where a secondary meaning is attributed to everything.
The reality that emerges here contains in itself a beyond, an elsewhere. The imaginary intertwines with the real to draw a territory where the visible does not exist without the invisible. The Beninese oral tradition describes founding myths where the animal is a symbol of sacredness, the incarnation of a divinity.
The blue hour is this gap, this time when light coexists with darkness. Suspended time, indefinable, between wakefulness and sleep, dream and insomnia. A nebulous hour that evokes vacillating territories, the landmarks blurring with the opacity of the night. With it will emerge other shadows, with more subtle contours, imbued with mystery and mysticism.