“Tamar in the Tankwa – 2 Sam 13:22 OT Tamar, daughter of King David is raped and left desolate. She throws ashes upon her head, voicing her devastation and grief”
Tankwa Artscape Residency 2021

“SpaceTime”
When we sleep,
we travel to new universes.
And on some days,
when we awake,
we can’t find our way back
to the one
we started out from.

(r.e)

Tankwa Artscape Residency 2021

“A Broken String”
Because of a broken string
because of a people breaking the string
the earth my place is the place of
something, a thing broken,
that does not stop sounding breaking with me

Poem by Stephen Watson based on
Dia!kwain’s /xam story, Lloyd Bleek Collection

Tankwa Artscape Residency 2020

I set out to find
myself
and arrived at a place of
nothing
(entangeld with everything)
where there should be
something
I found nothing

(r.e)

Tankwa Artscape Residency 2021

Creating four different pigments from Tankwa riverbed in a makeshift kiln
AfrikaBurn 2019

“Unity in Diversity”
Tytsjerk Artist Residency
Leeuwarden, NL, 2018
We laid out the poem “this fleeting i” by (r.e) with black stones found on site on a sand pan on Stonehenge Private Reserve, Tankwa Karoo South Africa. Length 25m, east-west direction, filmed at sunrise, midsummer 2021.
“embrace” video & edit Leli Hoch, Oshoek, Vermaaklikheid, 2022

embrace
this journey
hold on
to nothing
knowing
there
is
no
permanence
just
the path
ahead
spread your arms out wide
feel the sunlight
on your face
breathe in
all that it
means
to be
here
now
alive
(r.e)