Jochen Becker / Christian Hanussek / Daniel Kötter / metroZones

A traveling construction site

Lecture, Presentation, Film screening


16.10.2015, 21:30
In deutscher Sprache

Festivalzentrum im GrazMuseum

Production specifics
Mit Unterstützung durch TURN & Goethe-Institut Lagos

Investigations of the traces of cultural and economical exchange between China and Africa, in which Europe long ago ceased to be actively involved.

Economic and political relations between the People’s Republic of China and numerous countries on the African continent have intensified greatly over the past two decades. The economic and geopolitical consequences of this development have been a topic of international discussion for some time.

However, the cultural concomitants have been largely ignored. The curators and theorists Christian Hanussek and Jochen Becker have joined the experimental film-maker Daniel Kötter, whose work “Kredit” premiered at steirischer herbst in 2013, to visit cultural transfer sites between China and Africa to conduct field research.

In their show they present initial research findings, theories, anecdotes and video works from Lubumbashi or Lagos, examining “Chinafrican” activity in the Copper Belt, in the frontier region of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo and reporting on the markets of Hong Kong or around Johannesburg. The view of Chinese miners in Chingola or African street food vendors on Baohan Zhijie, the “African Street” in Guangzhou, round off the survey of a global process that will also fundamentally change the cultural imagination of Europe.

Konzept / Idee: Jochen Becker
Konzept / Idee: Christian Hanussek
Konzept / Idee: Daniel Kötter
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Jochen Becker
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Daniel Kötter
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: metroZones