Saturday, December 12

Africa remix: the artists subverting colonial imagery

Folsade Adeoso, The ocean is a woman, 2013.
"Share, click, repost, send. These are the daily habits of hundreds of thousands of Africans living parts of their life online, connecting them to regions, histories and people that, like for all of us, were previously inaccessible. Africa’s major urban centres have since 2000 become rapidly digital ready: investment in mobile broadband, fibre-optic cables, and the expansion of power supplies has enabled millions of people across the continent to get online. Coupled with the declining costs of smartphones and tablets, reports celebrating Africa 'going digital' proliferate. But few focus on the more creative and unusual side of digital engagement: how this world has become a playground for artists. ..."