How does the public frame within which the artist speaks about his/her art influence narratives surrounding art and its making and what is the role of intimacy? This multi-layered question is at the heart of my current research. Alongside this research I have begun developing an installation whose core material are audio recordings from my many interviews with both artists and walkabout attendees. Each piece is produced with an experimental adaptation of a radio form in mind as well as a conscious effort to meld together a feeling of fiction and documentary.
Below are two excerpts taken from an audio piece, developed around an interview I completed with artist Raimi Gbadamosi and one from my interview with artist Usha Seejarim. Both are based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Below the audio excerpts are a few photos of art-making / production. A concise summary of my research can be found on the Project Anywhere website, a peer review project for “art at the outermost limits of location specificity”.