Dias Beach, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa – December 12, 2011, 7-8 am.
Cape of Good Hope is central to many of my dreams. It is a mythic place. An elemental place where many currents collide, converge, something transforms, something else emerges. It is a place of great calm and intensity. Everything is changed from that encounter where two oceans collide, creating the inverting currents.
Cabo de Tormentoso captures some of those turns in history and memory. It follows cultural obsessions with the moment of colonial violence- the moment when everything changed for people living at the tip of India, in Malabar, where Vasco da Gama first landed.
Creating a piece at this place where it all began as it were, a place of dreams for the Portugese – and hauntings for India, is what Cabo de Tormentoso, Cape of Storms, is all about.