TOM BOGAERT

Famasi Mobil Kongolè

by Lafleur & Bogaert for documenta fifteen
Chapel of the St. Kunigundis church in Kassel.

Mobile pharmacies are the main source of medicine for many Haitians. Street vendors carry spires of curved paper covered with pills — painkillers, antibiotics, Viagra knockoffs, condoms, abortion pills and cough syrups.

Michel Lafleur (Haiti) and Tom Bogaert (Belgium) present 4 mobile pharmacies inspired by the ‘Famasi Mobil Swis’ originally commissioned by the Swiss Pavilion at the 2017 Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The ‘Famasi Mobil Kongolè’ includes electric lights, Congo Blue filter sheets, hand painted cardboard, plastic buckets, multicolored pills, rubber bands and pairs of scissors.

LAFLEUR & BOGAERT

Michel Lafleur (Haiti) and Tom Bogaert (Belgium) are two artists who work together as the collaborative art duo Lafleur & Bogaert. They began creating art together in 2013 when they met at the 3rd edition of the Atis Rezistans / Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.