Openhaus ZK/U May & September 2019 Video and installation by Nicolas Concha & Jan van Esch 2019

At ZKU Jan worked through a pile of discarded high-end brand dress shirts, donated as gifts in the west, transformed to merchandise in the south and brought back to Berlin as relics of the international development business. During his residency he took the shirts through several rites of passages in collaboration with Nicolás Concha, which resulted in ongoing performance video installation NIPENIKUPE (give and take in Kiswahili) preparing the shirt to be donated to those who dare to accept. Because as we have known for centuries, every present given always expects one in return.