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The Togo

All along both crude oil and refined petroleum
have been part and cause of international conflicts
and environmental catastrophes. While publicly
aware of the big players involved and the disasters
attached to this economy, the oil business is yet
still opaque and difficult to relate to.
As a representation of this own world, The Togo
Triangle - a vaguely defined area off the African
coasts of Togo and Nigeria - explores an infra-
structure of criminal oil theft and subsequent
ship-to-ship operations on sea, where different
qualities of crude oil are mixed and fully loaden
tankers are offered online for sale.