This event is the Johannesburg launch and sale of the eponymous broadsheet, self-published by David Southwood, charting the lives of Tanzanian Stowaways living near the harbour in Cape Town, South Africa.
The photographer, David Southwood, and writer, Sean Christie, who both walked the mile, will be in conversation with Professor Anton Harber.
MEMORY CARD SEA POWER asks questions about ‘place’ and its inhabitants, in this case the foreshore region of Cape Town’s city bowl. The series documents the lives of a group of Tanzanian stowaways who live amongst the N1 Highway infrastructure in Cape Town. Responsibility for this group of men, living without passports or travel documentation, is not claimed by South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs, nor by shipping agents, nor by the government of Tanzania. The group resists the help of NGOs. The place they inhabit is similarly interstitial, in the words of Nic Coetzer this ‘place’ ‘is an accident, the consequence of other intentions.’