Created for the second Brett Kebble Art Awards (South Africa) the work forms part of the Sans Trilogy. Sans - from the French word meaning ‘without’ or ‘absence’.
The work is dedicated to the Jewish poet Paul Celan, with a line from one of his poems used as the title of the work. The quietly moving ‘still images’ form a grid formation of unnamed graves in the Karroo that become disturbingly ‘alive’ though slight movements of the camera. The morbidly slow soundtrack hints at a lost or unspeakable language – an attempt to uncover or unveil and whilst at the same time attempting to memorialise.