A most extraordinary house

  I first heard about ‘the Gordon Road house’ through my previous landlord, Toni Morkel. Along with stories about Bez Valley, she also told me about a house that she once lived in. The house, which is located on Gordon Road in a now derelict, forgotten part of the city called Bertrams, sounded like a…

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Toni Morkel – performer

  The first time I met Toni, I was roped in to ‘push the buttons’ on a cheap CD player that balanced on a wonky stool. Toni was rehearsing a scene for a play (The Last Show) in her front room with Roberto Pombo, and it was my job to press play, according to certain…

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Scrap Ink: When form meets chaos

WORDS: Ang Lloyd  /IMAGES: Frederick Clarke Frederick Clarke seems a little hesitant when he shakes my hand. “Are you nervous?” I ask. “No, no it’s not that.” Long pause. He continues, “The less people know about me the better, which is why I’m apprehensive about interviews. I don’t really want to talk about me, and…

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Burning rubber, and money

WORDS: Ang Lloyd / IMAGES: Muntu Vilakazi “I have a story to tell – it’s a story of change,” says Muntu Vilakazi. His current solo exhibition, entitled The Politics of Bling: An Eastrand Culture Quest, brings South Africa’s socio-economic changes – for the good, and for the worse – into sharp focus. Using an unobtrusive…

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