Turtle 1: The Sequel

Exhibition of Melle Smets' & Joost van Onna's Turtle 1: The Sequel at V2_

Turtle 1: The Sequel

Drawing Melle Smets: all the parts of the Turtle 1

Mar 2014
Mar 2014
12:00 to 17:00
location: V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media Eendrachtsstraat 10, 3012 XL, Rotterdam

Rotterdam-based artist Melle Smets and sociologist Joost van Onna followed the trail of discarded Western car parts and ended up in a place called Suame Magazine in Ghana, where this scrap is processed and marketed by some 200,000 highly specialized technicians in 12,000 informal workshops. Smets and Onna turned this trail to Suame completely around and together with the local mechanics of Suame Magazine produced the first car to ever be exported from this region to the West. Once even the King of Ghana visited Suame Magazine to see it with his own eyes, it was clear to the Ghanaian media: These European ‘benefactors’ will bring Ghana a car industry. Can Smets and Onna meet such high expectations? V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media presents their answers in the exhibition Turtle 1: The Sequel.

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