Kenyan artist who is taking the Maasai to space

CNN | By Idris Mukhtar

Maasai elders may seem an improbable choice to navigate a spaceship, but for digital artist Jacque Njeri, the semi-nomadic nature of the tribe makes members the perfect candidates for space exploration. In her art project dubbed MaaSci, a play on words, Njeri recreates Tatooine city – a fictional sparsely inhabited desert planet from the movie series “Star Wars” — while incorporating elements of Maasai culture.
In her striking images, Njeri depicts women as cyborgs with colorful beads around their necks and elders clutching their sticks on board a spaceship…read more

Image| Jacque Njeri

2018-10-23T19:54:36+00:00