Ansteys Building

Video, sound installation, performance (2014) – 601 artspace New York (2019)

The South African megalopolis of Johannesburg has an impressive energy that can be heard in its ever-changing urban landscape. As they move through the city centre, township workers generate the city’s soundscape. The peak is reached when, at the end of their working day, mini city buses take them back to their neighbourhoods. Within an hour, the city centre is emptied of workers and the soundscape goes from the wildest effervescence to a relative calm that settles in for the rest of the night. Christophe Fellay has captured sound and visual impressions from the 14th floor of the Ansteys Building in the Central Business District to make this sound and video installation.