A Walk with Bongi through Alex.
began nearly 800 kilometers to the south with Bongi Dhlomo-Mautloa's
installation in progress at the Grahamstown Festival
2000. The idea emerged of not only showing the visual
riches of the township but also documenting a day in its aural life.
From recordings made over a 24 hour period two and a
half minutes were selected from each hour beginning at 9:30 on Sunday
morning the 30th of July 2000.
Accompanying the recordings of ambient sound are some of the stories
and commentaries that Bongi
provided as we walked through the township. Two
commentaries that were not directly connected to the
specific location that was being recorded have been included as
"dreams" (in the sense ones mind digesting
the experiences of the previous day) in the early hours of Monday