Our Malawi

No Words Needed

Between February – April 2019 we traveled through Malawi, using only public transport, meeting new people and experiencing the country.

On August 24th, 18:00 – 23:00 we exhibited @ The Bright Rooms, in Peckham Levels, Peckham, South-East London.

This project is a recollection of these travels, encapsulating in it our own unique perspective of the country, through our own eyes and experiences.
The exhibition explored notions of space and place through a multi-disciplinary medium, trying to create the context for the images with audio-visual sentiments, chronicling our travels through Malawi.
Our travels were informed by people and places, emotional and physical, art and life.

As you walked through the exhibition, you were reliving our journey in Malawi, our experiences and adventures.



 

Chris Masosa // Poet // Lilongwe, Malawi
Silver print 16’ x 20’
Bernard // Aspiring Journalist // Lilongwe, Malawi
Silver print 16’ x 20’ (Printed with Dan Fontanelli)
Charles // Campsite Manager // Chitimba, Malawi
Silver print 16’ x 20’
Coal Mine Employee // Rukuru Coal Mine // Chitimba, Malawi
Silver print 16’ x 20’
Mural Painter // Bernard’s Coffee Station // Mzuzu, Malawi
Silver print 16’ x 20’
Cleaners // Gateway Mall // Lilongwe, Malawi
Silver print 16’ x 20’
Coal Sorters // Rukuru Coal Mine // Chitimba, Malawi
Silver print 16’ x 20’
Mr. Thomas // Unu House Landlord // Chikale, Malawi
Silver print 16’ x 20’
Esime // Pieces // Interactive installation
sound recordings of Esime pounding Cassava flour
Kuyu Village, Malawi

Amoss [R.I.P] // Unu House volunteer // Chikale, Malawi
Silver print 16’ x 20’ (Printed with Mark C. Long)
Amoss passed away in a fishing accident while this project was in progress.
He left a wife and three young children behind.
This exhibition is dedicated to him.

The photographs were all taken with a Hasselblad CM-500 and Canon AE-1.
All the photographs were shot, developed and printed by Noam Friedman.

The sounds were all recorded with a Zoom H-6 and Soundman Binaural microphone, edited and mixed by Guy Fleisher.

Special thanks to Amit Segall for his generosity and kind assistance in the project.