AFRO NDI LUSO 2021 | Artists & Curators Research Residency
22 February to 15 March
Afro Ndi Luso Residency b.2016 will this year take yet another evolution as an experimental research residency for artists and curators working within multidisciplinary background of photography, writing, installation, sculpture, video, sound, design and performance arts from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zambia. This will be developed through a 4 week interactive encounter happening from 22 February to 15 March 2021 in Lusaka and Mbala, Zambia.
The residency will focus on ideas and perspectives through African research methods that artists and curators will have adopted, having been exposed to the historical sites, ethnology collection and locality around the Moto Moto Museum in Mbala, Zambia. Moto Moto Museum dates back to the 1970s, is an ethnographic museum with artifacts dating as far back as 1940s in music, medicine, initiation, technology, design, architecture and witchcraft collected from the ChiBemba people and sur- rounding localities of Northern Rhodesia, Belgian Congo and German East Africa (colonial titles).
The selected residents will dialogue into the broader localities through interpretation and social interaction within Zambia’s wider context. The mentors will pay particular focus on critical thinking and implementation of methodologies around ancestral conceptual ideas. With this in mind, applicants should submit a project proposal with their application, outlining they're specific methodologies around research with interests and intentions for the resident keeping in spirits with the localities and archives around Mbala, Zambia.
Afro Ndi Luso Research Residency, a program supported by an ANT Funding Grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg - Swiss Arts Council financed by the Swiss Agency for Development (SDC).