By: Francois Knoetze
Cape Mongo is an anti-fable regarding the mythologies of Cape Town’s consumer culture. This counter-narrative takes shape through an amalgamation of sculptural, performative and video-montage processes, culminating in five films. Each film follows a different Mongo character as it journeys through urban spaces.
By exploring the City’s garbage and the multiple contexts these objects may have inhabited during their life cycles, Cape Mongo reflects on the current spatial, economic and political conditions of Cape Town. The project's aim is to redefine garbage as something inextricably linked to identity and that has inherent value, allowing for constant reorganisation and redefinition.
Camera and director of photography: Anton Scholtz and Catherine Trollope; sound design: B00N and Daniel Gray; VHS: Kaelo Molefe.