City SALTS: Boda Boda Lounge

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Boda Boda Lounge
African artist film festival
Presented by SALTS and WAZA art center (Lubumbashi)

Openair and indoor: 30 April 2021, 7–10 PM
Exhibition: 1 May–6 June 2021
City SALTS, Hauptstrasse 12, 4127 Birsfelden, Switzerland

Valerie Asiimwe Amani (Tanzania), Isabella Asiimwe (Uganda), Sara Carneiro (Portugal/Mozambique), Cheriese Dilrajh (South Africa), Kitoko Diva (FR/UK), Azgard Itambo (D.R. Congo), Francois Knoetze (South Africa), Miriam Koske (Kenia), Enoh Lienemann (Nigeria/GER), Mukenge/Schellhammer (D.R. Congo/Germany), Wilfried Nakeu (Cameroun/France), Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi (South Africa), Motlhoki Nono (South Africa), Junior Nyembwe (D.R. Congo), Ozhope Collective (Malawi), Sandra Poulson (Angola/UK). «Now bite the hand that feeds you» is a curatorial proposal by thirdspace (João Roxo & Russel Hlongwane)

The so-called global North accumulates goods, throws them away, and exports them to the «Third World». This seeming act of charity causes the «global south» to sell the goods on the sidewalk instead of producing them themselves. Under the motto «Now bite the hand that feeds you», the latest edition of «Boda Boda Lounge» questions our language and the image of the helping hand to expose a system of dependencies.
The biennial artist film festival «Boda Boda Lounge» has been presenting short films by artists from the African continent and its diaspora in over twenty African locations each year since 2014. In 2021, the selection will be shown outside Africa for the first time – at City SALTS in Birsfelden, Switzerland.
«Boda Boda» (Border Border) pleads for the overcoming of borders. SALTS is kicking off its annual program, which was developed together with the Boda Boda Lounge's co-founder, the WAZA art center from Lubumbashi (D.R. Congo).

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Der sogenannte globale Norden häuft Waren an, wirft sie weg und exportiert sie in die «Dritte Welt». Dieser scheinbare Akt der Nächstenliebe bewirkt, dass der «globale Süden» die Ware auf dem Bürgersteig verkauft statt sie selbst zu produzieren. Unter dem Motto «Now bite the hand that feeds you» hinterfragt die neuste Ausgabe der «Boda Boda Lounge» unsere Sprache und das Bild der helfenden Hand, um ein System von Abhängigkeiten freizulegen.
Das biennale Künstler*innenfilmfestival «Boda Boda Lounge» präsentiert seit 2014 an jeweils über zwanzig afrikanischen Orten Kurzfilme von Künstler*innen des Kontinents und seiner Diaspora. 2021 wird die Selektion erstmals ausserhalb Afrikas gezeigt – bei City SALTS in Birsfelden, Schweiz.
«Boda Boda» (Border Border) plädiert für die Überwindung von Grenzen. SALTS startet damit sein Jahresprogramm, das der Baselbieter Kunstverein gemeinsam mit dem Mitbegründer der Boda Boda Lounge, dem WAZA art center aus Lubumbashi (D.R. Kongo), erarbeitet hat.

 

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Film still: Mukenge/Schellhammer, Your exoticism is my daily bread, 2020; 08:55 Min.; HD Video

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