Chinafrika. mobile

China and Africa act as driving forces for the economic, political and cultural future of globalization and the mobile phone is their important link. Starting with the extraction of raw materials in Sambia and Kongo to the production near the Chinese Pearl River Delta, devices are moved on to Alaba market in Lagos, the largest distributor in West Africa for electric devices produced in China. After use, they are left at African electronic waste deposits. What role, however, is left for Europe? By means of an artistic format ranging between documentary, city tour and performance, artists from Africa, China and Germany open a perspective on the Chinafrican future of capital. Since 2013 Jochen Becker and Daniel Kötter have done research on cultural effects of the economic and political connections between China and the African continent. Their performance Chinafrika. mobile. has been produced especially for Kunstfest Weimar.

Thursday  31.08. /  5 + 6 pm
Friday 01.09. / 5 + 6 pm
Saturday 02.09. / 2 + 4  pm and 5 + 6 pm
Sunday 03.09. / 2 + 4 pm  and 5 + 6 pm
Meeting point:  E-Werk-Gelände, Am Kirschberg 4, 99423 Weimar, Germany

Exhibition at E-Werk-Gelände
Vernissage: Sunday 20.08. / 2 pm
Opening hours: 25.8. – 27.8.  and 31.8. – 3.9. / 2 – 8 pm