Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Omdat ek die stadsrumoer (Because I chose the city noise)

Cape Town
Artist / director: Koeka Stander
Poet: William Rowland
Voice: Helene Rowland

A video poem that evokes the silent, boxed-in world of creatures living in aquarium tanks, viewed by casual tourists. In them we see our mirrored selves, trapped inside the noisy city landscape. The writer of the poem and song in this film was blinded at age four, but at 69 still has vivid memories of visiting an aquarium.

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