How does one represent Kinshasa, the teeming capital of the RD Congo, where power sits?
A flawed power, as shown by this automobile pushed by the people. (In Koli Jean Bofane)
The car has no engine, people are pushing it. For Freddy Tsimba, this vehicle is a symbol of the RD Congo: the country has lost its engine. It is also a message of hope, a homage to the women and men who are pushing the country to pull through.
Freddy Tsimba (1967), Encore un effort… (Give it another shot…), 2011. Scrap materials, found spoons and forks, iron. Collection Gervanne and Matthias Leridon. Photo © Mathieu Lombard. Courtesy Collection Gervanne and Matthias Leridon.