The Showroom

Simnikiwe Buhlungu: Notes To Self: (Intimate 1), Mixtape 1

The Showroom's Mural Commission is a unique year-long project for artists to activate the building's emblematic facade. For this second intervention, artist Simnikiwe Buhlungu references strolling as a form of knowledge production and uses text, textile and interactive sound installations to communicate ideas of gathering through a call and response with local communities.


The public commission is a site-specific installation where passers-by can record their own notes to self that will be listened to, manifested, and archived as a living ecosystem of local responses.

This is the first mixtape of these archival recordings. We invite you to listen to these tracks, some of which will be transcribed into textiles featured outside in an evolving banner series, activating an acute and engaged response to the immediate environment and neighbourhood.

Image: Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Tape Cover, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

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    Exhibition The Showroom Mural Commission - Simnikiwe Buhlungu: Notes to Self (Intimate 1)

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    Audio Simnikiwe Buhlungu: Notes To Self: Mixtapenyana (Side C)