EXHIBITION

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INFORMATION

Exhibition booklet (PDF I 1,9 MB)

Afro-Tech Fest (20-28 Oct 2017)

Artists

Sherif Adel
John Akomfrah
Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Neïl Beloufa
Frances Bodomo
Drexciya
Kiluanji Kia Henda
Louis Henderson
Jaromil
Wanuri Kahiu
Kapwani Kiwanga
Abu Bakarr Mansaray
Cristina de Middel
Fabrice Monteiro
Wangechi Mutu
The Otolith Group
RAMMELLZEE
Tabita Rezaire
Simon Rittmeier
Soda_Jerk

Tech projects

BRCK
CardioPad
Chowberry
CladLight
Educade
GiftedMom
Juakaliscope
Kayoola Solar Bus
M-PESA
Robohand
Shiriki Hub
Uko Wapi

Playlists: Afrofuturism in Popular Culture

- Sun Ra
- Jazz / Funk
- Hip-Hop
- Bassmusic
- R&B / Disco / House
- Techno

(playlists compiled with the support of Dash, Stefan Moitra, Eike Galle)

Reviews

Sopie Jung, "Der Sound des schwarzen Atlantis", in: taz - die tageszeitung, 9. April 2018, S. 16

Melina Grundmann, „Afrofuturismus: Afrika zwischen Science-Fiction und Realität", Deutsche Welle, Kultur, 20. März 2018

Ralf Stiftel, "Der Hartware-Medienkunstverein beleuchtet in „Der Hartware-Medienkunstverein beleuchtet in 'Afro-Tech' ein Pop-Phänomen", in: Westfälischer Anzeiger, 15. Jan. 2018

"Das Raumschiff ist gelandet. Live vom 34. Chaos Communication Congress", Breitband, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, 30. Dez. 2017

Hans-Arthur Marsiske, "Missing Link: Fluchtpunkt Afrika - Kontinent technologischer Visionen und Innovationen", heise online, 24. Dez. 2017

Till Briegleb, "Ästhetik der Freiheit. Eine Ausstellung in Dortmund feiert die Visionen des Afrofuturismus", Süddeutsche Zeitung, 1. Dez. 2017

Christian Werthschulte, "Bessere Zukunft? Das Afro-Tech-Festival in Dortmund", Deutschlandradio Kultur, Kompressor, 23. Okt. 2017

Tilman Abegg, "Fremdes Gold", Ruhrnachrichten, 22. Okt. 2017

"Selbstbewusstes Afrika", ZDF, heuteplus, 20. Okt. 2017

"Silicon Valley auf Afrikanisch", Deutschlandfunk, Corso, 18. Okt. 2017

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Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention

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

The exhibition Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention, curated by Inke Arns and Fabian Saavedra-Lara, puts Afrofuturism in dialogue with alternative technological solutions and imaginations. The speculative narratives unfolding in the artworks on display are confronted with actual inventions from maker scenes in different African countries. This creates a double shift of perspective: While the artworks project decidedly African and diasporic sci-fi visions, the real devices appear as evidence of a technological development that is already underway. The exhibition thus presents Africa as a continent of technological innovation.

The exhibition features 20 international artistic positions and 12 tech projects from the maker scenes in various countries of Africa.

The 32 participating artists and tech projects come from 22 countries: Egypt, Angola, Australia, Germany, Benin, France, Ghana, the United Kingdom, Italy, Cameroon, Canada, Kenya, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Spain, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, the USA and the planet Saturn.

An exhibition by HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein)
in cooperation with Interkultur Ruhr - a project by Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR) - and Africa Positive e.V.
 
Curated by Inke Arns (HMKV) and Fabian Saavedra-Lara (Interkultur Ruhr)
 
Exhibition Architecture: Ruth M. Lorenz, Berlin
 

Funders and Partners

Funded by
the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation


Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of NRW

Main funder HMKV
Dortmunder U - Center for Art and Creativity

Co-operation partner
Interkultur Ruhr - a project by Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR)
Africa Positive e.V.

Media partner
Heimatdesign



Press

For press handouts and photos please visit our press section.

EVENTS

Tomorrow, 11/18/2018
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 11/25/2018
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/2/2018
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/9/2018
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/16/2018
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/23/2018
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Wed, 12/26/2018
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/30/2018
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/6/2019
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/13/2019
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/20/2019
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/27/2019
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 2/3/2019
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 2/10/2019
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 2/17/2019
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 2/24/2019
Public Guided Tour “Computer Grrrls”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



GALLERY

Video

Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention from Hartware MedienKunstVerein on Vimeo.

HMKV VIDEO // Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention

Picture Gallery


Picture Gallery