Re-collection (2019)

20-minute audio collage composed from a personal collection of recordings made with an iPhone, and reflective texts. Aired on Cashmere Radio on 22 November 2019 as part of the seminar “Experimental Radio Practice.”

A personal archive of recordings made with an iPhone between 2016 and 2019 provides various sites for reflection on the politics of land and space, as well as an intimate exploration of the poetics of memory. A series of vignettes guide the listener through reconstructed episodes, traversing narrative pasts not according to modern time, but by associated images, sounds and affects.

Approximate “tracklist”:

December 2016, January 2017 - Garden, Raapenberg Road, Cape Town, South Africa
April 2019 - Schillerpromenade, Berlin, Germany
September 2019 - Costa Brava, Spain
September 2018 - Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
November 2016 - Krom River Trail, Western Cape, South Africa
December 2017 - Colleen’s garden, Cape Town, South Africa
June 2019 - Apartment, Buttmannstrasse, Berlin, Germany
December 2016 - Rondevlei, Garden Route, South Africa
July 2017 - Park, Bologna, Italy
June 2018 - Norval Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa
July 2018 - House, Hull, England
June 2016 - Bijou Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa
January 2017 - Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa