Still in search of the answer to the dreaded “what do you do?” question, here is another week+ in the life of Helena…
Most of the last two weeks were spent planning, setting up and running the Food Market at the World Design Capital Thinkers and Makers Expo at the Cape Town Stadium.
A grand display of local talent and creativity, I think my favourite parts of the exhibition was:
1. Ukusela Ekapa – I have seen this project a few times before this year, and during the expo I got to squeeze one myself. I thought you get your own back (logistical nightmare much!?) but it turns out you get a random Capetonian’s cup and that might be even cooler… Uniting 10 000 Capetonians through a ‘handshake’. YES.
2. Homing – firstly the artist is a girl who is taller than me (I find it SO strange having to look UP at women)… but besides her lovely physique – this installation is fantastic. “Homing is an unique instrument that allows an audience to wander through a forest of hundreds of glimmering copper strings, strung from floor to ceiling, to touch, listen and play their memories of home. Dogs barking, laughter, thunder, traffic, a piano – wherever you may be today, wherever you may live, each string of the artist Jenna Burchell’s touch-sensitive instrument Homing triggers familiar sounds that take you back to that place, real or imagined, where you know you belong, feel safe, breathe easily.”
3. Prins – for the last few weeks (months) I have been slowly saying goodbye to my best friend. It is bitter sweet – he is leaving (me) for France for (at least) two years to study, thanks to a scholarship, something he has dreamed of doing since we were little plattelandse kinners. Prins, on display at the WDC expo last week, was one of his Masters’ projects. PROUD!
In the meantime, we -and here I am speaking as ‘the cousin who does the marketing and web stuff’ for AA Badenhorst Family Wines– launched (and sold out of) our first batch of Cape Tonic Water!
For too long we wished for a good, local tonic when sipping on our G&Ts, so we set Kyle up to make some for us… Like us HERE to keep updated on the next release, learn how to make a lekker local G&T and some other interesting cocktails!
This weekend, as another one of the steps in the ‘say goodbye to the bestie’ programme, we went to our family house in Yzerfontein. Long hours on the grass in the sun with good drinks and great company… and Province won…
And then it was a new week…
working on Spier Secret the rest of the week. Come to the market Saturday it is well worth it.