Mukenge/SchellhammerPool Malebo: Solitude Station
A speculative fiction, urban intervention2021
Mukenge/Schellhammer consists of Christ Mukenge (*1988 in Kinshasa, Kongo) and Lydia Schellhammer (*1992 in Konstanz, Germany). Since its formation in 2016, the duo lives and works between Germany and Kinshasa.14 available works
Pool Malebo explores the fictional potential in current representations of foreignness through the strategic auto-exoticization of the duo MUKENGE/SCHELLHAMMER themselves.
It creates opposing alienations and dream images by reordering and reinterpreting stereotypical images of the exotic. The placement of contemporary images and narratives within fantastical contexts and speculative scenarios illuminates the act of representing the other as a process of exoticization that constructs meaning and reality. The project takes place in different stations and stages between Kinshasa and Europe. For the start of its journey at Akademie Schloss Solitude, it aims to transgress the two- dimensional space of painting by combining it with performance and experimental urban intervention.