Boda Boda Lounge Project
The Boda Boda Lounge Project is a cross-continental video festival featuring works by contemporary artists from Africa and of African descent. The Festival first took place in 2014, and is held every two years.
The first iteration of this project featured events at over 11 spaces throughout Africa on the weekend of 21 - 23 November 2014, which included an online exhibition, giving access to audiences within and outside of the African continent.
The term ‘Boda-Boda’ is an adaptation of the word 'border,' and alludes to cross-border movement, suggesting physical mobility across lines that represent the divide of land and space universally. Teamed with ‘lounge’, the project seeks to engage questions of mobility within the domestic setting, and how these two notions are now being engaged in our personal spaces.
Altogether, the Boda Boda Lounge project takes cognisance of the physical aspect of mobility, attempting to engage with private space and imagine the ways through which Africans on the continent navigate this space.
The 2014 version of the Boda Boda Lounge project also looked at the archive through the feature, Une Hommage à Goddy Leye, where works by the late Cameroonian artist and intellectual, Goddy Leye, were shown in the many venues as both tribute and acknowledgment of the vast archive of video works on the African continent and it's diaspora.
The second biennial Boda Boda Lounge Project is a cross-continental video art project that practices creating an Africa without borders. Boda Boda Lounge is hosted by 15 arts organisations across the continent on the weekend of 18 – 20 November. The project invites African video artists, enthusiasts and radical dreamers to experience the audio visual musings of 30 artists from 11 different countries on the continent.
The Boda Boda Lounge Project is a cross-continental video festival that will feature at over 15 spaces throughout Africa between the 18 – 20 November 2016. Boda Boda Lounge Project is currently accepting video art submissions from artists based in Africa and of African descent. Relevant submissions will be put forward for intercontinental screening and exhibition programming.
Boda Boda Lounge Project - A Transcontinental Video Art Project. The contributors to the publication include: Portia Malatjie, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Alex Lyons, Euridice Kala, Jude Anogwih, Ezra Wube, Erick Musimanje, Molemo Moiloa, Shehab Awad, Elizabeth Giorgis, Patrick Mudekereza and Mthabisi Phili.
Join us for a late afternoon rooftop braai and drinks at the KingKong Jozi King Kong Building on Monday 25 May to celebrate the launch of the inaugural Boda Boda Lounge Project publication!
A jury composing of Molemo Moiloa (VANSA), Shehab Awad (Townhouse, Cairo) and Jude Anogwih (VAN Lagos) met in Lagos for the final selection of the Boda Boda Lounge Project in early November 2014 after having received more that 80 applications from across the African continent and diaspora.
The Boda-Boda Lounge Project is a cross-continental video festival that will feature at over 15 spaces throughout Africa. Boda-Boda Lounge Project is currently accepting video art submissions from artists based in Africa and of African descent. Relevant submissions will be put forward for intercontinental screening and exhibition programming.