*2006, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Live and work between Paris, France and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mowoso is a Kinshasa-based creators' association dedicated to outside-the-box art forms (video, sound, music, dance, performance, electronic networks) and urban hybrid cultures. Mowoso builds links across diverse disciplines and forms of knowledge and focuses on emergent creative practices: open, participative set-ups, network-driven art endeavors, performative installations, urban in-the-street actions, research and creation workshops. It brings together artists and thinkers who value their independence, some self-taught and others steeped in knowledge passed on from generation to generation. Mowoso’s work has appeared in numerous contexts: exhibitions (Afropolis, Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, Cologne, 2010), festivals (Transmediale 09, Berlin, 2009), publications (Transition, 2010; Livraison, 2011; Public Culture, 2011).


Postcolonial Dilemna / Democratic Republic of Congo / 2009 / 3'37 / 4:3

A woman appears. She is in a trance. An axe is buried in her skull. As we struggle to establish what is going on, the scene shifts and she appears behind a desk, in a peculiar exchange with a man who is either paying her a bribe or dispensing some manner of mystical treatment. A train rushes across the frame in fits and starts. This is the postcolony: dystopic interzone, part dream, part nightmare and impossible urban snarl.