We had the chance to see a bit of Harare the last two days, enjoyed several performances at HIFA, listened to a panel discussion looking at the current developments in curating contemporary African art and finally met the people from the Book Cafe.
It’s set up. Waiting to be used through the audience tomorrow. Friday 02nd of May there will be a official opening – 3PM
It could have been very easy: opening the transport box, get the radio-interface out of it, place it on a table, plug it in, start it up, transfer the audio- & video material collected and processed in recent days and walk out of the National Gallery and enjoy coffee and the city-life of Harare.
we landed. in town. busy roads, ambulance sirens, crowds of people, robots (as the traffic lights are called here) fences, gates & security personal.
It was supposed to be a short break to stretch our legs and get one of these lovely watermelons on our way from Bulawayo to Harare. As experienced many time since being here, people just start interacting, asking questions, being friendly in general.
“that’s all it is about for me.” // Cont Mhalanga
On the road again
It’s time to leave the rural areas behind us and approach the urbanized ones. All three of us, individually, spent some time last night saying good by the calm- and mightiness of Kariba lake. All experiences, tales and anecdotes here left us with unforgettable impressions, a recorded collection of tales, songs, traditional performances and a tremendous lot of images (digitally as well as as virtually in our heads).