WORK IN PROGRESS.
TOOLS FOR CONVIVIALITY IS A COLLECTION OF VISUAL EPHEMERA ABOUT THE USAGE OF TOOLS FOR VARIOUS MODES OF HUMAN TOGETHERNESS.
People’s interconnectedness is growing to a world scale beyond and independent of borders - their crossing and hybridization have become the accelerated everyday norm in which certain objects and technologies serves as intermediaries.
Set in the inclusive and agitated city of Dakar, its virtual and analog diaspora the photographic part of the work plays with the eurocentric expectations on documentary photography in a low income country, critically reflects photographic stereotyping and sometimes takes the piss of by sprinkling prejudices with rhinestones.
The photographic part is a marriage of fact and fabrication based on various collaborations with people migrated to or from Senegal‘s capital and its diaspora.
It‘s retiring from the idea that multicultural living is a phenomenon solely part of the western hemisphere, neither is it buying into the myth of net- or machine-neutrality, but looking at the relationship between human and tool through an open conversation.