A few excerpts from the radio play can be listened to below
Tantalum River (2018-2019)
radio play for spoken text and electro-acoustic sound
"Tantalum River” is a 90-min acousmatic surreal-political tale of some sorts.
It is freely inspired by Joseph Conrad’s controversial 19th century novel “Heart of Darkness”, Herzog’s “Aguirre”, David Van Reybrouck’s “Congo : a History” and various accounts by whistleblowers from within the mining-industry’s community.
The radio-play attempts to revise “Heart of Darkness” to the contemporary context of high- frequency trading, the murky world of global resource extraction and neo-colonialist capitalist expansion by showing more than one perspective.
In the play, the human relationship with the earth’s resources gradually shifts from a one-directional extraction-form to a new metabolism.