[French original with English translation]
The Belgian-Congolese artist Pitcho Womba Konga is a prolific writer, videographer and filmmaker, rap-musician and actor, active in Belgium and elsewhere. He initiated the multimedia festival “Congolisation” in 2015. He developed in 2010 the project “Heritages” with The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) in Tervuren on the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Congo’s independence. At the center of many of his works stays the Congolese diaspora who, according to him, is one of the most tangible symbols of the relationship between the history of the Congo and Belgium.
This talk was given as part of the workshop Memory / History: The Power of Decolonialization, Art and Interventions (with Monique Mbeka Phoba, Laura Nsengiyumva, Womba Konga aka Pitcho).
Place: “leSpace”, Brussels (Belgium)
Filming: Muzaffer Hasaltay
Editing: Marina Gržinić, Valerija Zabret
Transcript (French): Brancika Brankov
Translation (French-English): Sonja Gobec