Congolese artists Frank Mukunday and Tétshim came for several residencies at Atelier Graphoui to create their animated movie Machini . Their stay is the result of Atelier Graphoui’s partnership with Africalia and its Global Citizenship Education programme.
The restitution of their residency will take place on July 10th 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Cinema Adventure, rue des Fripiers 15 Kleerkopersstraat, 1000 Brussels. The film Machini will be screened along with their previous films Cailloux (2010) and Ku Kinga (2015), in the presence of the directors and Rosa Spalivieiro, the producer of their latest film.
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During a previous residency at the Atelier Graphoui, Frank Mukunday and Tétshim impressed the studio with their project Machini . Their creative spirit got them to be selected for two other residencies during which they carried on their animated short movie project.
Machini – short animated movie - 2019 - 8 min. - HD - 16:9 - colour
By force of circumstances
and especially the machine
we have become sleepwalking beings
beings deprived of God, the damned of the earth
and guinea pigs over the black market of history
guinea pigs of the machine
Frank Mutunday comes from Lubumbashi, DRC. He is passionate about animated films, and works with numerous Congolese animators on different projects. In 2007 he went into partnership with Tétshim, Angelo Nzeka and Trésor Makonga, with whom he still works today.
Tétshim was born in Kinshasa. He has been drawing since he was very young, and as well as making animated films is also an illustrator and cartoonist for newspapers and comics.
Frank Mukunday and Tetshim are self-taught artists and produce animation films since 2010. Starting from their respective practices of drawing (Tetshim) and video (Frank), their duo gave birth to the studio "Crayon de cuivre" (copper pencil) in Lubumbashi. After two experimental essays Cailloux and Ku Kinga (to be found in Short(s) of Africa 3, our collection of short movies from all over the continent), Machini is their first film produced with professional means.