How We Lived For Saturdays: Killarney

How We Lived For Saturdays is a contemplation on the ways in which leisure time is digested in post revolutionary and transitional societies. The relationship between freedom from and freedom to is used as a starting point, to consider the process by which the search for self determination is a continuous endeavour never readily delivered by democratic transitions. Free time is explored as a transitory moment in which the hopes, dreams, disappointments of freedom can be expressed in a moment of temporal autonomy.

In the Killarney project specific attention is paid to masculinity in post-apartheid South Africa, and how it is expressed on weekends through Cape Town’s drag racing culture. Killarney is a Cape Town racecourse where speed, sound, fumes and masculinity intersect on weekends, in a cascade of sensory overload.