Cameroon and Congo

Cameroon and Congo

In search of traces and phantom geography. Andréas Lang

16 September 2016 to 26 February 2017

In his mother’s attic Andréas Lang discovered a diary and historical photos of his great-grandfather, who served from 1909 to 1914 in the so-called protection force of the German colony of Cameroon. These objects were the beginning of a search for traces that brought the photographer Lang to the original locations of his great-grandfather’s the colonial past in Chad, Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the border region of the present-day Republic of the Congo. His photographs and video installations represent an intensive reflection on the legacies of German colonial history in Africa.

In his works Andréas Lang explores long since forgotten places and seeks out the phantoms of colonial geography. He charts a landscape that oscillates between reality and fiction, longing and failure. In his artistic archaeology of the imagined, the past and the present are equally alive. His subtle compositions confront current and historical materials with each other, question the different forms of adaptation and loss, and constantly re-examine the position of his own artistic perspective.
 

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As part of EMOP Berlin - European Month of Photography 2016

 

 

 

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