TSOGOLO / 1 out of 13
TSOGOLO (meaning ‘future’ in Chichewa) is a site-specific art installation where 13 cutdown trees are "expressing their surrender" with "waving the white flag". The word TSOGOLO is stated on these flags and the letters are crumbling off, fading away, expressing a fading future.
This installation art project is situated on the border of old farm land which is turned into a park / large garden around the luxury lodge called Kumbali. One of the borders is formed by the park of State House (residency of the Malawian president) and the Lilongwe river is the other border. The site of the art work is situated at a corner of the park, next to the river and is very visible from the other side of the river. It is situated close to where people from the village on the other site cross the river, entering the park and in some case illegally collect wood. Picking wood sticks fallen from the trees is one thing, but cutting them down in large numbers is another thing, especially if that is done to commercially produce charcoal.