With Kër Thiossane and Defko Ak Ñiep
Within the framework of the Afropixel Festival, the second Grigri Pixel manufacturing experience was developed in Dakar, between April 27 and May 3, 2016.
This festival, organized by Kër Thiossane, dedicated this fifth edition to the reflection on the city, digital manufacturing and the production of urban commons, an ideal context for this second stage of the project in which the Grigri Pixel team expanded with the incorporation of Adrián de Miguel, who joined to collaborate in registration and production work.
The manufacturing workshop was carried out based on the premise of retaking the rocking prototype capable of producing energy and lighting carried out in the Madrid workshop. The objective was to rethink the previously investigated system and adapt it to collectively design and build a see-saw capable of illuminating the Jet D’Eau Garden, a community space managed by Kër Thiossane in collaboration with various neighbors within a block of Sicap Liberté II neighborhood homes in Dakar.Thanks to the collaboration of 18 participants from 6 different African countries and with the essential support of Modou Ngom, a magic object was co-designed and manufactured for two weeks to illuminate the Jet D’Eau Garden with the movement produced by the balancing of children when playing.
Go up and down, see-saw, rocker … Playful jug capable of producing energy and lighting from the swing generated when playing.
Making of Grigri Pixel Dakar 2016
Two weeks condensed in just under 4 minutes of video thanks to the Afropixel # 5 TV web team.
From Senegal: Hamidou Ba, Mamadou Dian Barry, Moustapha Coly, Moddio Daff, Jeremie Roland Diatta, Awa Diouf, Mame Mor Faye, Issa Guéye, Fatime Mbengue, Pape Assane Ndao, Daouda Ngom, Mohamadou Ngom y Joséphine S. Séne.
From Cameroon: Cyrille Essoh.
From Mali: Abdoulaye Bouaré.
From Congo: Stiven Briand Gos Massala M.
From Togo: Afate Gnikou.
From Burkina Faso: Jacob Sawadogo.
Plans, assembly and elements of the Grigri Thiossane
Design and manufacturing sessions
Photographic record of the process of conception, materialization and celebration of collective amulets produced for Jet D’Eau Garden.