Picture a thicket you have to meander through. But the barbs and snags in this thicket are not comprised of thorns or twigs. It’s a metaphysical thicket of ideas and line work, of recorded brainwaves and German woodcuts cut up and put together again. It’s a thicket from which you might not emerge the same, as it skirts from clear answers and embroils the audience in its concerns. This is the work of Jenna Burchell, Wayne Matthews and Jaco van Schalkwyk, titled A Land I Name Yesterday, which opens at Barnard, Cape Town in October.
September 26, 2019