30 October - 6 November 2019

On-Trade-Off: Residency period & Research trip (II)

Manono, DRC

Initiated by: Picha (Lubumbashi, DRC) and Enough Room for Space (Brussels, BE)

 Manono, DRC

Involved in research trip to Manono: Gulda El Magambo, Alexis Destoop


New roads built in Manono by Mining companies.

Alexis Destoop and Gulda El Magambo undertook a second research trip to Manono, DRC. They continued to conduct a whole range of interviews with people ranging from artisanal miners, the director of the Ministry of Mines and Geology, the Luba chef among others. This material will be collected in the ‘OTO-Banque Collectif’, a collective archive of images, texts and audiovisual materials, made available to all participating artists for the production of new works.

On-Trade-Off is an ongoing artistic-research project that reflects on environmental and economic implications of the extraction and processing of Lithium, the main raw material needed for the global production of Green Energy.