MITUMBA invasive species II

Performance, installation, presentation at ICT4s'23 Rennes, France Photography Greg Alric

Feeding on the culture of excess Jan delves into otherwise ignored psychological motives and power play between giver and receiver – questioning the concept of western giving by highlighting a lack of dialogue, the cosmic disconnect between the donation boxes in the West and the second hand (mitumba) markets in the South. He intentionally weaves clothes, movement (or lack thereof), to create a body of work that sets to provide an alternative relationship between giver and receiver – introducing an ideal cyclical dynamic of being both giver and receiver in exchanging motion.