'‘LONG WALK’ is directly related to an artist residency at the Bag Factory Fordsburg artists studios in Johannesburg S.A. from Oct. 2005 to April 2006; funded by the Bag Factory/ Triangle Trust and the British Council. It includes a series of interlinked works: LONG WALK: public chess tournament across the fence between Joubert Park and the Johannesburg Art Gallery, in collaboration with Joburg artist Pitso Chinzima, participation of S.A. international chess champion Watu Kobese, 20Nov. 2005, see also: <www.bagfactoryart.org.za>; LONG WALK (abridged)’, radio work, commission for RADIA network of independent European radio stations <www.radiafm.net > and <http://radioswap2.ulb.ac.be/programme.php/001pr1496>; RADIO ARMED RESPONSE: commissioned by Goethe Institut Johannesburg, initially in collaboration with Joburg artist Steven Hobbs, <www.cubes.wits.ac.za/armed.htm> 2006; original sound piece exhibited in; ARMED RESPONSE II at the Goethe Institut Johannesburg, April/May 2007; new radio work broadcast on Resonance104.4fm, 28 April 2007, see: <http://podcasts.resonancefm.com/archives/675>
In projects like ‘LONG WALK (abridged)’, urban observations are complemented with ad hoc street interviews, emphasising the theatrical and performative quality of verbal interaction a form of ‘dramatic’ field recordings. I see myself involved in processes drawing new challenge from ancient concepts like antiphony (‘Wechselgesang’ in German), testing its relevance with a ‘view’ on active listening, and audio/radio work as theatre of the voice.