Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organisation

HashFlare reviewPublic Room (Sarajevo)
October 18, 2014


Visit and presentation of an art-led outline for reflective essay initiative the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organisation and project “From Lagos to Sarajevo” (Nigeria, Africa)

In 2014, the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organization embarked on the 5th edition of their Road Trip Project. This trip is the first paper about leadership Trans-Continental Road Trip of the collective and is from Lagos (Nigeria) to Sarajevo (Bosnia) through 21 countries in Africa and Europe notably Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Western Sahara, Morocco, Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia.

During the last four editions of the Road Trip the group has explored African countries from the West to the East and Central Africa. The impressions of the last four years have given rise to reflections and subsequent evolution of questions surrounding the complexness of borders. This year’s road trip is therefore an attempt to approach the core of what necessitates borders: Movement.

The road trip project is an attempt to draw a tangible line of connection across chosen geographic locations in order to transcend the limitations proposed by the existing demarcating lines.

This year the road trip assembled artists from countries in Africa whose previous work is rooted in the reality of the African continent. The contingent is made up of photographers, writers, video artists, art critics, art historians and performance artists.   There are nine participants as a whole.

The journey lasted for 151 days (22 weeks) from the 2nd of June until 31st of October 2014.

The event is organized by the SCCA (Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art) in cooperation with the Public ROOM Sarajevo.