African Mobilities 2.0
African Mobilities examines the possibilities for creative intervention and strategies of interruption by way of obstructions, gaps, pauses, and logistical counterpoints that contest sedimentation and permanent enclosure. It advances towards a more relational, multiscalar and multi-sited approach to an exploded space-time through which the majority of circulation occurs on the African continent.
The spaces portrayed throughout this book – the cinemas - are testament to a particular period of our history, as well as to a generation of architects, local and other, who contributed to constructing the image of our cities. If on the one hand, the more technical observer notices the details, the materials and the spectacular nature of the architecture, on the other hand, they also allow us to imagine the life that was lived and dreamt of there.
Yonamine creates ruins
Yonamine uses brands to cancel brands, images to cancel images. Voluntary or not, each gesture is destructive in its nature and simultaneously cancels what existed prior to the action. With this series of self-destructive actions, the artist creates a palimpsest that makes his work a continuous ruin.