THE POWER OF RECYCLING

partners:
MUNANDI ART STUDIO - NBEKE, ZAMBIA

In 2018 we established a collaboration with Munandi Art Studio in Nbeke, Zambia. We were fascinated by a project of theirs from 2015. They invited Zambian artists to discuss for two weeks the influence of Western contemporary art language, specifically Conceptualism, on the Zambian art scene, and created sculptures made out of recycled materials.



We decided to establish a collaboration involving a group of Zambian artists and students and artists from Poland. It would take the form of a game. First the Zambian artists would send us a photo documentation of their installation which they prepared together, then the group gathered at Centrum Centrum would respond with an installation. And then the photo documentation would be sent to Munandi, and they would transform the previous installation/sculpture or create a new one. And so on. This ping-pong dialogue can last a month or a couple of years.

1. Munandi Art Studio
notes : A giant metal structure that had been built to be used as a construction for a Christmas tree at a shopping mall in Lusaka is restored and team starts covering it with car tyres.


2. CentrumCentrum (30.06.2018)
(artists : Karolina Babińska, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Natalia Laskowska, Małgorzata Mazur, Monika Olszewska, Rafał Pietrowicz, Alicja Pliszka, Artur Rozen, Iga Świeściak, Zorka Wollny)

notes : Raising a geodesic dome structure (also recycled from an art piece created by a student at the Academy of Art) 130 cm above the ground. 

3. Munandi Art Studio

notes : Construction is almost completely covered with car tyres.



4. CentrumCentrum (4.11.2018)
(artists: Karolina Babińska,
Łukasz Jastrubczak, Bogna Juchnowicz, Andrzej Mara, Monika Olszewska, Artur Rozen)

notes : Black foil bags are attached to the construction in order to collect water and snow. Eventually collected water in the foil bags and the central drum create sound.