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PREVIEW: Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention

Dortmunder U | 3rd Floor | 10/21/2017 - 04/22/2018

Opening:  Friday, 20 Oktober 2017

This exhibition establishes a connection between Afro-Futurism and alternative technological energies and imaginations. The counter-narratives and speculations formulated in artist works are related to real inventions from the maker culture of various African countries. The result is a double defamiliarization: Whereas the artistic works create decidedly African sci-fi narratives, the real inventions provide evidence of a technological development that has already begun. The exhibition presents Africa as a continent of technological innovation.

An exhibition by HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein)
in cooperation with Interkultur Ruhr - a project by Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR), and Africa Positive e.V.
Curated by Dr. Inke Arns (HMKV) und Fabian Saavedra-Lara (Interkultur Ruhr)

Funders and Partners

Funded by
the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW

Main funder HMKV
Dortmunder U - Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität

Co-operation partner
Interkultur Ruhr - ein Projekt des Regionalverbandes Ruhr (RVR)
Africa Positive e.V.

Media partner