Since 2009 Invisible Borders has been promoting Trans-African exchange across countries in Africa through various artistic interventions, most prominent of which is the Trans-African Road Trips. This gave rise to the arduous 141-day Trans-Continental Road Trip from Lagos, Nigeria to Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina in 2014.
In 2016, Invisible Borders decided to take an inward look at Nigeria and embarked on its first Trans-Nigerian Road Trip—Borders Within. A team of 9 participants (7 artists and 2 administrators) travelled by road across 16 cities and 14 states. The primary aim of the project was to engage in the conversation about diversity, making attempt to offer a map of it, across regions, states and ethnic formation in what we know as Nigeria today.
In 2017, Invisible Borders will seek to complete the work that was started in 2016 by embarking on Borders Within II—the second and final leg of the Borders Within Project. The 59-day road trip will see 8 participants (6 artists and 2 administrators) cover 17 states and 21 cities.
Invisible Borders is seeking passionate African artists (writers, photographers and filmmakers) who are interested in joining on the road trip.
Full call here.