Johannesburg - The premise of Mats Staub’s long-term audiovisual project, 21 – Memories of Growing Up, is a deceptively simple one. Tape recorder in hand, the Swiss artist, who describes himself as a “listener”, asks participants to recall their coming of age: When did you turn 21? What happened during the course of that year? And how did you become an adult?
Three months later, he returns to film each of the participants listening to the audio recordings of their own memories for the first time.