Using computer motherboards as inspiration Elias Sime has created Tightrope out of recyclable materials.
The exhibition is curated by Meskerem Assegued and is on show at the Alliance Ethio-Française, the British Council, the Goethe Institut, and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Addis Ababa.
Sime, one of Ethiopia’s internationally-recognised artists, graduated from the Addis Ababa University School of Fine Art in 1990. He makes his creations with found objects – from metal and computer scraps to buttons – that he finds around the city.
Sime sculpted the environmentally sustainable building – made from mud, stone, local wood and ceramics – which is now the home of Zoma Contemporary Art Center (ZCAC) in Addis.
His work has been shown in Vienna, New York, and Santa Monica.