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Digital Imaginaries; ZKM: Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Digital Imaginaries
November 17th 2018- March 31st 2019
ZKM: Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

FF Gaiden: Delete,  2016; Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

FF Gaiden: Delete, 2016; Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

Africa is changing – radically – and digitization is playing a pivotal role. On this continent that has the world’s youngest population, digital practices are emerging that transform Africa’s societies and their global perception.

Apps and digital content developed in Africa are increasingly entering the global technosphere. African digital infrastructures meanwhile remain marked by local and global asymmetries despite the widespread use of mobile phones. New forms of digital inequality are accompanying the rise of a number of well-connected digital hubs and scenes. African digital innovations and practices still rely on infrastructures dominated by the Global North, and increasingly also by China.

Participating artists:

Larry Achiampong / Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, L’Africaine d’architecture / Younes Baba Ali / David Blandy / Tegan Bristow, Alex Coelho, Russel Hlongwane & João Roxo / Kombo Chapfika / Joshua Chiundiza / CUSS Group / Milumbe Haimbe aka ArtisTrophe / Olalekan Jeyifous & Wale Lawal / Isaac Kariuki / Wanuri Kahiu / Francois Knoetze / Maurice Mbikayi / DK Osseo Asare & Yasmine Abbas, Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform (AMP) / Marcus Neustetter / Tabita Rezaire / The Nest Collective

Curators: Oulimata Gueye, Julien McHardy, Philipp Ziegler
Scientific advisor and project initiator: Richard Rottenburg

Cooperation partners: Kër Thiossane, Afropixel Festival, Wits Art Museum, Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival
Funded by Fonds TURN der Kulturstiftung des Bundes and Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung


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