Special screenings

White Cube

By Renzo Martens

Dutch artist Renzo Martens gets workers on cocoa plantations in Lusanda, DRC, to embark on a crazy journey: create clay sculptures that are then digitised in 3D, reproduced in chocolate and exhibited in New York to be sold. The dynamics of gentrification are thus reversed, and thanks to the profits, a precarious population is empowered to buy back the land stolen by agroforestry giant Unilever.

Co-presented with the Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève (MEG)

  • Section Special screenings
  • Original language(s) Lingala, French & English
  • Subtitle(s) English

AfricaArt & ActivismEconomics


Director(s)
Renzo Martens

Production

  • Pieter van Huystee Film

Cinematographer

  • Renzo Martens, Dareck Tuba, Hans Bouma, Maarten Kramer, Daan Wallis, Remco Bikkers, Louise Van Assc
Duration
79'
Year
2020
Production country
Netherlands, Belgium & Congo
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 5 to 14 March 2021
(subject to availability)