The first animated film by visual artist Fransix Tenda Lomba is a kind of parcours through Congo’s historical education systems – and an analysis of the ideological function of the institution of the school.
Fransix Tenda Lomba is a multidisciplinary visual artist from Kinshasa, DR Congo. His practice spans drawing, painting, sculpture and animated video. He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa and an anchor artist at Kin ArtStudio in Kinshasa. He has participated in several residencies in Europe, Africa and the United States, such as at the Atelier Mondial in Basel, Switzerland (2021). Over the past few years, Fransix has been exploring archival elements, mixing documents and archival objects from his parents from the 1900s with official documents issued by the national authority. Fransix views these objects as witnesses to experience and history, living documents that bear the traces of daily life that tell the story of a postcolonial society.
Fransix Tenda Lomba