The crowd of small utopias
The crush of small utopias
in collaboration with Isaac Sahani
This project proceeds from a necessary contradiction. To locate, circumscribe and control the utopia, to make it possible by posing it in precise spaces, in front of actors of the economy of the city of Kinshasa, of which it is then a question of requiring the frustrations, the tediousness of the trade, the things to be repaired like those to exceed. It is a quest for the absolute in the particular. The camera circulates through the city, settles down and collects what can be considered as starting points to which are then added the words of various utopias, multiple and whose abundance is deployed in the exhibition space to translate the liveliness of the imagination and its common nature with life itself.
Sinzo Aanza is a Congolese photographer, visual artist and writer whose work focuses on the radicality of fictions, questioning the ways of telling, saying and acting in instituted social fictions, such as his country, Congo, but also fictions in motion such as ideals, technological virtuality, marginal fictions such as self-image, encompassing fictions such as political and religious communities, etc. Sinzo writes short stories, novels, poetry and plays. His work has been presented at the Ça se passe à Kin Festival, the Tarmac des auteurs in Kinshasa, the Maison de la poésie in Paris, the Récréâtrales in Ouagadougou, the Praticables in Bamako, the University of Milan, Rutgers University in New Jersey, the Litheraturhaus in Stuttgart, the Avignon Festival, the TNG in Lyon, the Tarmac in Paris, etc. Sinzo exhibits photography and installations in Congo (Lubumbashi Biennial), in France (Rencontres d’Arles, Lyon Biennial, MIAM in Sète, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Galerie Imane Farès), in Belgium (WIELS) and in Switzerland (Museum Rietberg Zurich).