Invisible Borders | 9 Artists on a Journey from Lagos to Sarajevo

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Invisible Borders is an ongoing, annual travel/art project which started in 2009. The project aims to document the experiences of a group of artists travelling across Africa. The group undertaking this journey is made up of 10 participants consisting of 9 artists from 5 African countries and includes photographers, writers, installation and performance artists as well as film and graffiti artists. This is the project’s 5th trip and it has already started (on the 2nd of June), and ends on the 31st of October. This year is the first Transcontinental Road Trip and sees the collective travelling from Lagos, Nigeria to Sarajevo in Bosnia & Herzegovina across 20 different countries with about 40 stops along the way.

 

This year’s participating artists are:

 

Heba Amin (Egypt)
Emmanuel Iduma (Nigeria)
Angus MacKinnon (South Africa)
Renee Mboya (Kenya)
Lindokuhle Nkosi (South Africa)
Emeka Okereke (Nigeria)
Dawit L. Petros (Eritrea)
Tom Saater (Nigeria)
Breeze Yoko (South Africa)

 

As of the first of June, Invisible Borders has had a mobile app that you can use in order to follow their progress across the continent into Europe, following the same treacherous route followed by many migrants from Africa to Europe in search of a better life. The Invisible Borders mobile app is available on Google Play as well as Apple’s App Store, there’s also a desktop version available.

 

The people at Invisible Borders have also launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo in order to fund certain costs of the trip such as fuel, accommodation, internet costs and the participants’ daily needs. Find out more about the journey at the Invisible Borders’ website.

 

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Breeze Yoko and Angus MacKinnon

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Screenshots from the app:

 

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