This year’s Invisible Borders road trips heads to Lubumbashi, Congo during a 48-day journey that starts from Lagos on August 23. After last year’s successful completion of the photography initiative, this year’s edition continues the agenda of echoing the dynamism of African culture with ten artists from different countries travelling across 13,000 kilometres before concluding on October 9. Already confirmed for the trip which will have stopovers in notable cities in Cameroun, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Congo are Ray Daniels Okeugo,Jumoke Sanwo, Emeka Okereke, Christain Nyampeta, Mario Macilau, Jide Odukoya, Lesedi Mogoatlhe and Falade Adebola Rayo .
The trip, which will feature seminars and workshops, is anchored on the “Rencontres Picha, the biennale of Arts of Lubumbashi and is being organised in collaboration with its organisers. Works created from this road trip will be a manifestation of the interactions between participants while reflecting on their experiences while on the move. The year’s edition features photographers, writers, a filmmaker and an architect who will reflect on the trend of “Reconstructing Africa” by looking at the various infrastructural projects within many countries on the continent. It hopes to create an archive of works which alters the notion of contemporary Africa to a work-in-progress, rather than a foregone conclusion.