In the lead up to this collaboration with an Indian YouTuber, artist Köken Ergun opened his extensive research archive on China’s Belt and Road Initiative to di ferent YouTube content providers around the world. He asked them to produce short YouTube commentaries using materials in Ergun’s archive, as well as other materials and footage they fnd from di ferent open sources on the internet. The resulting YouTube videos comment on di ferent aspects of China-related projects in Nepal, ranging from the Kathmandu-Kerung Railway to various hydroelectricity projects that might shape a di ferent future for Nepal in the region.
Commissioned for Kathmandu Triennale 2077. The artist’s participation is made possible with support from SAHA Association and IFA.