Glodie Mubikay

Glodie Mubikay Kabemba is an artist based in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As a child, he had a passion for the theatre. In 2009 and 2010, he took part in the summer film university in Lubumbashi as a scriptwriter, which gave rise to two films: Un bébé, un arbre and Taxi. In 2011, he took part in the Halle de l'Étoile young filmmakers' workshop in Lubumbashi, where he met Gustave Fundi. In 2012, together with Ray Tambwe, he set up Osimbi Oziki Studios, also known as O2 Studios, a production company and research laboratory in the fields of audiovisual and performance arts. O2 studios produces documentaries and fiction, particularly in the fantasy, horror, paranormal and science fiction genres. He works as a producer, but also as an actor, director and scriptwriter. In 2015 he created the performance Robot de la poste. 2016 saw the start of a sustained collaboration between the artist, his collaborator Gustave Fundi and filmmaker Lucile Desamory, giving rise to several joint projects including the production of the feature film Suspended Disbelief. In 2018, they took part together in the L'iceberg or "Qu’est-ce que Chris Maker nous fait faire?" project at the École de Recherche Graphique (ERG) in Brussels and took part in a workshop as part of the Afropolitan festival organised by Bozar. Télé Réalité, a feature film he co-wrote with Gustave Fundi and Lucile Desamory, was released in 2020, exploring the concept of ethnographic surrealism applied to pagan rituals in Belgium.