© Max Siedentopf

Dipping his toe in different pools, you could say Max Siedentopf (1991) is blessed with an unbridled imagination. In his capacity as an independent artist the London-based Namibian native has set his sights on home turf, a vast stretch of unspoiled desert alongside the Atlantic Ocean to be precise, where he set up a sound installation which pays tribute to what’s arguably the most popular song of the past four decades: Toto‘s 1982 blockbuster Africa. The sound installation consists of six speakers, all placed on pristine white monolithic displays, attached to an MP3 player that only has this particular song on it. The song is put on loop and the installation runs on solar batteries to keep the Toto song going for all eternity. So, if you happen to be trekking around Namibia, why not try to locate this quirky site in the coastal desert expanse of the Namib? Location: Undisclosed, Namib Desert (Namibia).

© Max Siedentopf