Congolese Plantation Workers Are Making a Living Selling Chocolate Sculptures to the Art World
BY CASEY LESSER
FEB 1ST, 2017 11:59 PM
“The whole project is against monoculture, so they’re making their own gardens and plantations, and trying to create sustainable modes of working on a smaller scale,” Katrib explains.
“We hope that it makes people more conscious of the value change,” Hellio offers, “how a product like chocolate—a luxury product that makes people happy—is actually harvested by people who live in difficult conditions, people who have as much intellectual and creative abilities as western artists who have greater opportunities.”