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CIH 11: An Imaginary Trip Photo Exhibition

  • Maylses Documentary Center 343 Lenox Ave New York (map)
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Featured Exhibition

An Imaginary Trip: Photographs by Gosette Lubondo

Presented as a digital slide-show

Gosette Lubondo is a photographer and visual artist based in Kinshasa, DRC. Her recent work explores the limits of mobility in a time when migration is a burning issue worldwide.  

In her series “Imaginary Trip,” Gosette imprints tableaux-like scenes onto the crumbling colonial structures embedded in Congo's landscape. The result is a dream-like convergence of past and present, people and place, which transports viewers to a parallel dimension and provokes reflection on our world’s realities and its possibilities. Gosette reminds us that moving is internal as much as external. The carriages may be stationary, the school emptied, but she is the agent of her own travel. Daring to imagine is crucial to our mobility. Mobility is also a matter of the mind, a mind that oscillates between past, present, and future, and whose projections might one day become tangible.

Gosette has featured in numerous exhibitions and is in several museum and private collections worldwide. Read more about her and “Imaginary Trip” on