Seven Grams

by Karim Ben Khelifa

Seven grams is an augmented reality app which relates to the Democratic Republic of Congo tragedy. 

The experience uses devices manufactured with resources extracted from Congolese soil. Mixing augmented reality and animated sequences, Seven Grams allows, in a radically new way, to understand the human cost of our smartphones by discovering their link to the dramatic conditions in which miners in Congo live and work.

Artwork from the exhibition “Escape: L’ humanité numérique”, French Institute

Artist Bio

Karim Ben Khelifa is a war correspondent and award-winning photojournalist since 1998, known for his reporting on the conflicts in the Middle East. He is the director of the virtual reality multi-user installation The Enemy.