Untitled (Ndiya Kuthanda)
By: Vincent Chomaz
Broadcasting from inconspicuous places, perfectly alike voices converse endlessly: “ndiya kuthanda, you love me, I love you, you love me, ek is lief vir jou, you love me, ndiya kuthanda, you love me, I love you, you love me, I love you, you love me…”
Repeated, they become a psalmody and a mantra - the elements of a catharsis. Spoken by a single voice, Untitled (Ndiya Kuthanda) questions fundamental social interactions such as love, liking or disliking, in the process examining the mechanisms at play in how we relate to others. Set in Afrikaans, isiXhosa and English, Cape Town’s three predominant languages, the piece reflects on the complexities of living together in a multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-lingual society.
Supported by: Goethe-Institut Johannesburg.