Tshangu elongi ya solo?

Tshangu elongi ya solo?

Tshangu elongi ya solo? (The real face of Tshangu?). The district Tshangu is a suburb of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo and generally famous for their concentration of the “kuluna”(*). The main activity of these homeless young people is robbing by using violence. Their favourite weapon is the machete. The two art works where exhibited in Masina (one of the five communes of Tshangu).

(*) Kuluna’s can’t be mistaken for Shégés, street kids in the DRC, often orphans or banished by their own parents, accused of sorcery. They end up in the streets and their main activity is begging or selling small items like napkins or sweets.

Series of 2 Etchings, Photopolymer on copper, different sheets. Edition: 1; Image size: 460 mm x 360 mm (2012).